Filmmakers see a bigger message in Russia's 'Leviathan'

December 30, 2014 2:16 PM

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The Russian film "Leviathan" is the story of a man fighting to save his home, his livelihood, his family, his dignity and his life, building a sweep and scope that is at once personal and epic.

Its dense combination of inspirations may include the biblical Book of Job, Heinrich von Kleist's medieval-set novella "Michael Kohlhaas," Thomas Hobbes' treatise "Leviathan" and the true story of a Colorado man who went on a rampage in 2004 with a bulldozer, but the film manages, nevertheless, to h...

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