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pickledelephant's avatar


That scene in the toilet fucked me up real good, so raw and powerful. Zvyagintsev is a contemporary gem.
6 years 5 months ago
Adrian B AWESOME's avatar


Zvyaginstev is the second coming of Tarkovsky. His endings are really terrific. He always leaves a lasting image on my mind long after the film is over, and this is no exception. He's stated he doesn't make political films, but it's hard not to see his last three as indictments against the modern Russian oligarchy.
5 years 9 months ago
nihonjindesuka's avatar


So depressive and so intense. Feels like a Bergman film at times. One of the best movies I've seen this year.
6 years 3 months ago
heat_'s avatar


Andrey Zvyagintsev is a top-class director of our time. This time the script, directing and cinematography is not at extremes however the characters are tailored with such craftsmanship. This movie is a product of lifetime observation. There are such fine details regarding characters and every single conversation or behavior shown reveals another aspect of that person.
6 years 5 months ago
Emiam's avatar


What a damn hard blow in your stomach emotionally! Pooh! So that you lose your breath. Sad. How can they be so emotionless as parents? Well, partly inheritance and environment, clearly, with emphasis on inheritance.
An efficient and hidden, but yet clearly provocative, scene, is the one in the end where the mum runs on the running machine wearing a sweatshirt in which it says "Russia" in English. But with the text obviously divided by the zipper... symbolizing a today split Russia.
The Swedish title "Saknaden (Missing)" is somewhat misleading. Nelyubov in Russian means "without love" and, according to me, would be better suited - as the English one.

By the director of Leviathan (2014) and Revenge (2003), Andrey Zvyagintsev - who is expected to become "the next major Russian director" after Tarkovsky. Has by some critics been criticized against the depiction of today's Russia.
5 years 8 months ago
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