Tragic Russian hero ensnared by tentacles of ‘Leviathan’ (Our grade: A-)

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“Leviathan” director Andrey Zvyagintsev has a grim view of the Russian state — and the idea that its power knows no limits. And unlimited state power is a big problem for Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), the tragic hero of “Leviathan” — a mechanic who wants to hold on to his house and land even though his town’s corrupt mayor (Roman Madianov) is demanding that he sell it for development purposes.
“Leviathan” director Andrey Zvyagintsev has a grim view of the Russian state — and the idea that its power knows no limits. And unlimited state power is a big problem for Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), the tragic hero of “Leviathan” — a mechanic who wants to hold on to his house and land even though his town’s corrupt mayor (Roman Madianov) is demanding that he sell it for development purposes.

“Leviathan” director Andrey Zvyagintsev has a grim view of the Russian state — and the idea that its power knows no limits.
And unlimited state power is a big problem for Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), the tragic hero of “Leviathan” — a mechanic who wants to hold on to his house and land even though his town’s corrupt mayor (Roman Madianov) is demanding that he sell it for development purposes.

“Leviathan” director Andrey Zvyagintsev has a grim view of the Russian state — and the idea that its power knows no limits.

And unlimited state power is a big problem for Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), the tragic hero of “Leviathan” — a mechanic who wants to hold on to his house and land even though his town’s corrupt mayor (Roman Madianov) is demanding that he sell it for development purposes.

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