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Beanpole (2019)

Dylda (original title)
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1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

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Kantemir Balagov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viktoria Miroshnichenko ... Iya Sergueeva
Vasilisa Perelygina ... Masha
Andrey Bykov Andrey Bykov ... Nikolay Ivanovich
Igor Shirokov Igor Shirokov ... Sasha
Konstantin Balakirev ... Stepan
Kseniya Kutepova ... Lyubov Petrovna (as Ksenia Kutepova)
Alyona Kuchkova Alyona Kuchkova ... Stepan's Wife
Timofey Glazkov Timofey Glazkov ... Pashka
Veniamin Kac Veniamin Kac ... Sasha's Friend
Olga Dragunova Olga Dragunova ... Seamstress
Denis Kozinets Denis Kozinets ... Sasha's Father
Alisa Oleynik Alisa Oleynik ... Katya
Dmitri Belkin Dmitri Belkin ... Shepelev
Lyudmila Motornaya Lyudmila Motornaya ... Olga
Anastasiya Khmelinina Anastasiya Khmelinina ... Nurse Leonova
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1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. 26-year-old Kantemir Balagov follows TESNOTA, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, with a powerful period drama.

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Drama | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

29 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beanpole See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint Petersburg, Russia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,008, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$106,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,758,231
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1.85 : 1
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Kantemir Balagov's main source of inspiration was Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's book "War Does Not Have a Woman's Face", written in 1983. See more »

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Nikolay Ivanovich: Where would he have seen a dog? They've all been eaten.
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1 November 2019 | by vivek-22703See all my reviews

This movie is a perfect example of what a movie should like be. From its direction, camera movement, lighting, production design, script, sound design everything was excellent. You could spot a minor distraction I whole movie. The first minute of the movie was enough to grab the interest till the last scene.

Direction, the storyline and storytelling both is so subtle that you will flow in this whole movie. It's would be a smooth drive that will stick you to the story like a glue. The character transformation and development both are mesmerising.

Production Design, what can be said about it. It is done in extraordinary way. It's not an easy job to take a periodic movie to this level. Each corner each frame and each location everything is done with brilliance. The use of different materials, colours, elements, object everything adds upto its beauty.

Cinematography, the use of camera and production design of this movie both are in perfect harmony. It's is a pleasure to watch one scene transforms into another with same brilliant composition. The use of hand held camera movement to show feelings on a character, the proper use of pan and tilt. This is masterpiece in term of good cinematography. It's a visual dictionary and Bible for filmmakers.

Music, the best part of the movie is the music you don't hear it you just feel it. The idea behind sound design of this movie is one hell of concepts. The use of signatory music sequence is remarkable in this movie.

It's is the next masterpiece of cinema, one should watch this movie to learn how a excellent movie is crafted.


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