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The Return

  • Film

Time Out says

Life’s tough for kids… especially if, like Ivan (Dobronravov), all you recall of your dad derives from a photo taken over a decade ago. Still, at least Ivan’s older brother Andrey (Garin) looks out for him when other boys in their provincial Russian hometown tease him; so does their mum, at least until the pair arrive home to find a sleeping man (Lavronenko) who, she says, is her long-lost husband. But is he really the guy in the photo? Zvyagintsev’s Venice prize-winner is a model of suspenseful storytelling. The acting, too, is terrific. Very highly recommended indeed.
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Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Friday 25 June 2004
  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Andrei Zvyagintsev
  • Cast:
    • Konstantin Lavronenko
    • Vladimir Garin
    • Ivan Dobronravov
    • Natalya Vdovina
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