• Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Writer: Oleg Negin,Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Countries of origin: Russia
  • Language: Russian
  • Release date: September 29, 2011
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: 艾蓮娜
  • "Elena" is directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev ,The drama film starring, Andrey Smirnov and others, was released in Russia on September 29, 2011.
    The film tells the story of contradictions caused by the will between two generations of a remarried elderly family. 


    • Release date September 29, 2011
    • Filming locations Biryulyovo Zapadnoye District, Moscow, Russia
    • Production companies Non-Stop Productions

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Mathilde 2022-01-17 08:03:20

      The author's style is sharp

      This is not a family ethics drama about "poor parents in the world". It cleverly borrows the shell of family ethics films, but in essence it implies the opposition between the rich and the poor, as well as the conceptual differences between the parents and the younger generation, and portrays the moral aspects of today's Russian society.

      The director inherited the script creation of his first two works, still starting from the family blood relationship, starting from the ordinary...

    • By Janessa 2022-01-17 08:03:20

      Maternal love and doting

      The story is a bit like "Baby" is also a doting mother, the difference is that this story is the mother who commits the crime instead of the cowardly son. Under the cloak of "poor parents in the world", a social phenomenon of disparity between the rich and the poor and distorted moral differences are presented. The indifferent love between husband and wife laid the foundation for the crimes that followed. In the end, the son’s family lived in the husband’s luxurious apartment, and the movie...

    • By Lottie 2022-01-17 08:03:20

      The old and the old and the old, the young and the young and the young: the disability of the human heart and the defect of the society

      This film is not just a simple story about the murder of a husband. It is much deeper and broader. It almost shows the whole of Russia, the status quo of Russia, the reality of Russian society and the Russians, and it runs through the common instinct and nature of mankind.
      After watching the movie, the feeling was so good that it was a little fanciful. I even wondered if the director is an ascetic?
      The more obvious set of contradictions in the movie is the confrontation between the...

    • By Kaci 2022-01-17 08:03:20

      Those who are not afraid to come and eat, are afraid of even eating and packing.

      The successor of the old tower mantle.

      No matter how good the horse is, it can't stand the toss of a fat woman with a bunch of waste. This is simply the Russian version of "Parasite".

      The slow movement of the mirror, sometimes hiding the camera, and sometimes highlighting its existence, the spatial...

    • By Cleveland 2022-01-17 08:03:20


      After removing Andrei Sarkinsev’s stylized fixed long shots and cold colors, from the story, it confronts the contradictions between the rich and the poor in society. As an intermediate, Irina is responsible for "robbing the rich and helping the poor." However, the director is pessimistic about this behavior and does not help. Money can improve life but cannot change habits. Is it the end of the film hope that the baby can stand up on the bed of the rich again? At the end of the formula, but...

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    • By Sedrick 2023-03-16 15:14:40

      Vladimir is a little unsympathetic, but he doesn't owe Elena anything, so the crime that Elena committed is an unforgivable crime after...

    • By Aurelia 2023-02-09 14:52:15

      Unreasonable and...

    • By Kelsie 2023-02-03 20:15:29

      The long shots and the too ordinary, but rather deliberate details of life, are removed. The plot is very similar to a Chinese dog blood...

    • By Elmore 2022-04-24 07:01:22

      The poor idiot who was brought up in an extremely poor family who could only fight and couldn't even play video games, finally moved into the rich area and spit down on the balcony of a high-end...

    • By Jevon 2022-04-24 07:01:22

      How should we treat children, how to understand, how to calm down and end our love for them, the unbreakable lock, the fetters of a lifetime, so that our wishes can be continued through children, no matter how and why For this reason, we shall sleep...

    Movie plot

    Elena ((Played by ) and Vladimir (played by Andrey Smirnov) are an old couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is very rich and a cold-blooded man; Elena grew up in a kind environment and is a submissive wife. They met in their later years and each had a child in their previous marriage. Elena's son is unemployed at home. He is unable to support his family and keeps asking Elena for money. Vladimir's daughter is an...
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    Evaluation action

    "Elena" tells a modern story of wealth and death in a cold tone, but this extraordinary event of filling one's vacancy with the lives and wealth of others is set in the remarried elderly family, so it is even more meaningful. (Timeline Review) 
    The world of the movie "Elena" is half of the indifferent and selfish urban rich, and half the ignorant and selfish rural poor. Both are worlds that the director knows well, and neither of them...
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    Movie quotes

    • Katerina: Shit's gotta be tasty, because millions of flies can't be wrong.

    • [first lines]

      Elena: Get up...

    • Vladimir: Leave my daughter alone! Do you have to bring this issue up?