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

All right, then.

Sergei, let's go!

They stole the wallet! Get them.

Can't you do it yourself?

Wait for me here!

I don't know how it happened.

They just attacked us.

If he finds them, he'll kill them!

I would.

Follow me!

- Is it him?

- He stole the money!

- He's yours.

- What do you mean?

He hit you.

Do what you want with him.

- Please, don't!

- Shut up!

Go to it, he hit you.

No, I don't want to!

- lvan, he hit you too. Come on, son!

- Let him go!

- What was the money for?

- I was hungry.

Get out of here!

You have no guts!

- I wasn't ready.

- You should always be ready.

- What if I hadn't got the money back?

- I don't know.

- Why didn't you come out?

- I was on the phone.

Andrei, lvan, come here!

Get your stuff.

Don't forget the rods.


here's enough for two tickets home.

There's your bus.

- Why?

- I've got business to do!

- What about the waterfalls?

- Next time!

Next time...

In another 12 years?

What did you say?

It will be another twelve years before

you take us to the waterfalls again.

Did I say something wrong?

- Dad!

- Go with your brother.

Go, go...

- It must be about the money.

- No, it's not.

Then because you threw a fit

in the restaurant.

That's not why!

- What then, brainy?

- He couldn't care less about us.

Only an idiot like you can't see it.

- Who's an idiot?

- You!

You're a chicken!

You're a dick!

Get off!

See what an idiot you are!

What about your business?

Are we going to the falls?

I've got exactly three days

to get somewhere for business.

Then we'll go to the falls. Alright?

Mum's expecting us tomorrow morning.

Don't you want to spend

three more days with your dad?

Or wait another 12 years?

What do you think?

We wanted to fish.

And Mum knows we're with you.

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