Leviathan (Russian: Левиафан) is a 2014 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, starring Aleksei Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova and Vladimir Vdovichenkov. It is set on a peninsula by the Barents Sea and tells the story of a man who struggles against a corrupt mayor who wants his piece of land. The screenplay is a modern reworking of the Book of Job. The producer Alexander Rodnyansky has said: “It deals with some of the most important social issues of contemporary Russia while never becoming an artist’s sermon or a public statement, it is a story of love and tragedy experienced by ordinary people”.


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Release Dates31 December 2014 (USA - New York City, New York)14 October 2014 (UK - London Film Festival)23 May 2014 (France - Cannes Film Festival)
Directed ByAndrey Zvyagintsev
StarringAleksei Serebryakov
Elena Lyadova

Vladimir Vdovichenkov
Roman Madyanov