On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor (Roman Madyanov), who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya. To save their homes Kolya calls his old Army friend in Moscow (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), who has now become an authoritative attorney. Together they decide to fight back and collect dirt on the mayor. Written by
Did You Know?
The film was inspired by the story of Marvin Heemeyer from Granby, Colorado, a welder who owned an automobile muffler repair shop and had a conflict with the town authorities that allowed the construction of a cement manufacturing plant next to his shop in 2001. After his appeals over the decision failed, an outraged Heemeyer used his bulldozer in 2004 to demolish a number of Granby buildings, including the Town Hall. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev
heard the story from his translator in 2008 while filming his segment of New York, I Love You
(2008) (the segment was later released as Apocrypha
(2009)). See more
Kolya, you should know what your authority looks like.
And what do you want, "authority"?
Just all of this.
References The Return
Akhnaten -Act 1 - Prelude: Refrain, Verse 1, Verse 2
Written by Philip Glass See more