Open up mighty 'Leviathan,' see bleak Russia's soul

December 31, 2014 1:06 PM

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Russian films tend to be somber, brooding affairs, but even by those uncompromising national standards, Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan" is serious business indeed.

Bleak and relentless as well as impeccably made, biblical in its name as well as its moral outrage at the powerlessness of the individual in the face of unchecked authority, "Leviathan" is dealing with nothing less than the current state of Russia's soul.

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