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The Student (2016)

The Student

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Veniamin is a high school student who recently has become a fervent Christian, reciting Bible passages from heart for seemingly every occasion. He is convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him. When the school psychologist teaches sex ed using condoms on carrots, he tears off his clothes to rail against fornication. Neither his mother, an Orthodox priest, nor the principal can discipline the increasingly vehement evangelist. His next steps, attempting miracles and smiting sinners.


Nominated for Un Certain Regard Award and winner of François Chalais Award at Cannes Film Festival 2016.


“SPLENDID ! A stormy, swoon-inducingly shot bout of Russian moral wrestling that hits as hard and as heavily as a nastoyka hangover.” –  Variety


“DARK AND GRIPPING parable about religious fundamentalism. The narrative starts out in the realm of realism and grows richer and more surreal.” – Hollywood Reporter


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Technical info: Not Rated – 118m – Drama – Russia – Color – 2016- 2:35 – DCP & Blu Ray

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