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Release Date: March 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
The experiences of the crew aboard a Massachusetts-based trawler illustrate the difficult and often-dangerous lives of commercial fishermen.

Director: Lucien Castaing-Taylor , Verena Paravel

Genres: Documentary

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    The result is a self-conscious tone poem concocted from oblique camera angles, shots held longer than it takes a tadpole to reach maturity and nighttime images enhanced with a psychedelic glow. An alternate title for it might be "David Lynch, Gone Fishin'." show more

  • Simultaneously a modern essay on suffering, an open-ended thriller, and a black social comedy, it is most importantly of all a thinly-veiled political parable drenched in bitter irony that takes aim against the corrupt, corrosive regime of Vladimir Putin. show more

  • A highly original film of uncompromising, other-worldly beauty. Leviathan demands to be seen, even if it means you never eat seafood again. show more

  • Leviathan is a titanic achievement, a visceral overload whose impact registers immediately and with great force. show more

  • Why should you suffer through a 140-minute Russian film that is basically a contemporary remake of The Book of Job? Because it's a stupendous piece of work, that's why, and because it represents the kind of challenging, intimate filmmaking that transcends language and borders. show more

  • The haunting mastery of Leviathan comes not from these broad indictments of a social order, but from the specifics of the performances, the actors wearing their hurt and rage, their defiance and dread, like well-worn clothing. show more

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