The Return

Synopsis: Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Director(s): Andrey Zvyagintsev
Production: Octagon Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 17 nominations.
105 min

Not there, in the pocket!

Thank you.

Drinking and driving?

- Yes, want some?

- No.

Don't take a picture of that rubbish!

Take a picture of me.

Hang on.


- Dad, the cafe's closed.

- I can see.

Andrei, go find out where we can eat.

- How?

- Ask someone, stupid!

Hurry, get moving!

- Where's Andrei?

- I'm hungry.

He can find us, he's not a baby.


Come here!


- What're you doing here?

- Me?

Yes, you.

What are you doing here?

Dad, I found a restaurant.

- It took you 3 hours!

- I just wanted to have a look.

While we were waiting

you're standing here wasting time?

This won't happen again, right?

- I just wanted...

- Answer me! Right?

I won't do it again, Dad.

Good. Let's go eat.

- lvan, let's go!

- I'm not coming.

- Why?

- I am not hungry anymore.

You said you were starving.

It went away

Ignore him, Dad.

He's as stubborn as a mule.

- You go eat, I'll wait here.

- You're coming with us.

Thank you.

Ivan, you have two minutes to eat.

I'm not hungry.

Your time's running out.

Eat that bread.

It's dirty.

Who do you think is going to eat it?

Nobody. We'll just throw it away.

You've got thirty seconds left.

Eat your soup and bread.

I'll be waiting in the car.

Sit down and eat your bread and soup.

Got it?


"Yes, Dad."


Alright, sit down.

- Is everyone happy and full?

- Yes. Thanks, Dad.

- Yes.

- Good.

Here, call the waitress over and pay.

No, sit down and call her over!

- But how?

- With your mouth!



Andrei! "Excuse me."

- Excuse me.

- Just a moment.

Wait for me outside!

Hello? Hi, it's me.

What was that fit about the food?

Trying to be funny?

Get lost.

Did you see all this money?

- So what?

- Never mind.

Alright, boys!

- Got any money?

- No.

What if I find some?

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