Father and Son
A father and son who are extremely close find it hard to break out of their intertwined lives
Original Title: Otets i syn
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Country of Origin: Russia, Germany
Language: Russian
Runtime: 84 min
Tecnology: 35 mm, color
Year: 2003
Andrei Shchetinin .... Father
Aleksei Nejmyshev .... Aleksei, the Son
Aleksandr Razbash .... Sasha
Fyodor Lavrov .... Fyodor
Marina Zasukhina .... Girl
More about the plot: Father (Andrej Shetinin) and Son (Alexei Nejmyshev) live together in a rooftop apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rituals. Sometimes they seem like brothers. Sometimes even like lovers. Following in his father's footsteps, Alexei attends military school. He likes sports, tends to be irresponsible and has problems with his girlfriend. She is jealous of Alexei's close relationship with his father. Despite knowing that all sons must one day live their own lives, Alexei is conflicted. Alexei's father knows he should maybe accept a better job in another city, maybe search for a new wife. But who will ease the pain of Alexei's nightmares?