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Elena DVD

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Extras: Extended interview with director Andrey Zvyagintsev
Other Details:
Rating: M
Running Time: 109 mins
Region: 4 PAL
Release Date: 7 November, 2012
Main Cast: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Elena Lyadova, Alexey Rozin
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

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Description

Thy will be done.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes 2011, the new film from Russian maestro Andrey Zvyagintsev (THE RETURN) is a taut & engrossing noir thriller of loyalties, familial ties, and a coveted inheritance, fuelled by class warfare in Putin’s new Russia.

Middle-aged couple Elena (Nadezhda Markina) and Vladimir (Andrey Smirnov), come from different walks of society. He is a well-off businessman; she is a former medical worker, now a housewife. Having met late in life, each has children from previous marriages. Elena’s son is unemployed and constantly asking for money. Vladimir’s daughter is a careless young woman whose contact with her father is irregular and strained. Their worlds rupture when a heart attack puts Vladimir in hospital and he makes a significant decision: his daughter will be the only heiress of his wealth. The shy and submissive Elena’s hopes of helping her son and grandchildren secure a better life are crushed, triggering a desperate plan…

Featuring a taut and compelling score by the Oscar-nominated Philip Glass, ELENA conjures a riveting and uncompromising vision of a Russia in moral disarray.

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