The Student

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2016
  • Running time: 118 min
After Venya’s mother receives a call from school reporting her son’s refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is “against his religion.” As Venya is finally exempted... read more
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After Venya’s mother receives a call from school reporting her son’s refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is “against his religion.” As Venya is finally exempted by the school’s devout principal, he grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority. Challenged by a teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to eliminate her and subdue an entire community. At a time when arguments over the teaching of religion in public schools are prominent in the media, this wildly escalating classroom drama — based on a play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg — serves as a frightening cautionary tale.

Original Release

04/21/2016

US Release

04/21/2016

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Cast

Viktoriya Isakova Elena Krasnova / Krasnova
Yuliya Aug Inga Yuzhina / Mother
Anton Vasilev Oleg Ivanovich Selnenko
Aleksandr Gorchilin Grigoriy Zaytsev / Grisha
Svetlana Bragarnik Lyudmila Stukalina / School Director
Aleksandra Revenko Lidiya Tkacheva / Lida Tkachenko
Pyotr Skvortsov Veniamin Yuzhin / Veniamin
Irina Rudniktskaya Irina Petrovna
Nikolay Roshchin Otets Vsevolod
Marina Kleshcheva School Bursar
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kirill Serebrennikov

Writers

Kirill Serebrennikov, Marius von Mayenburg

Cast

Viktoriya Isakova Elena Krasnova / Krasnova
Yuliya Aug Inga Yuzhina / Mother
Anton Vasilev Oleg Ivanovich Selnenko
Aleksandr Gorchilin Grigoriy Zaytsev / Grisha
Svetlana Bragarnik Lyudmila Stukalina / School Director
Aleksandra Revenko Lidiya Tkacheva / Lida Tkachenko
Pyotr Skvortsov Veniamin Yuzhin / Veniamin
Irina Rudniktskaya Irina Petrovna
Nikolay Roshchin Otets Vsevolod
Marina Kleshcheva School Bursar

Producers

Editors

Yuriy Karikh

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