The Banishment

The Banishment

  • Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Writer: William Saroyan,Artyom Melkumyan,Oleg Negin
  • Countries of origin: Russia
  • Language: Russian
  • Release date: January 18, 2018
  • Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Вигнання
  • "The Banishment" is a romantic film directed by Andrei Sarkinsev, starring Konstantin Laronico, Alexander Baruev, Maria Bonneville and others.
    The film tells the story of Alex's decision to return to the city to seek revenge for his wife's lover.


    • Release date January 18, 2018
    • Filming locations Charleroi, Wallonia, Belgium
    • Production companies Ren-TV

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    • By Tatyana 2022-09-04 09:46:49

      When each other is far away, it is better to die together.

      The director's films are always so shocking, well, the slightly dull rhythm is followed by an incomparable shock. Inferring from this movie, if there is a God, I think she must be a woman; and as men, only by loving women well can we finally be redeemed.
      A few lines:
      "Though I speak in the voice of a man and an angel, without love, I am just a sounding copper or a clanging pluck. Although I can foresee and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; although I have Faith,...

    • By Claudie 2022-09-03 03:49:26

      the continuation of the return

            It's another movie about the theme of return, and I can still feel a little horrified at the cruelty and coldness of "Return". The gloomy graphics, the deep voice acting, the muffled dialogue, and the commonly mentioned fixed shots all tell a heavy theme.
          I love so much!
          The composition of the dark tones in the lens is very deep and moving. The simple story has complex and deep emotions in it, and the inner struggle of the characters is very three-dimensional....

    • By Citlalli 2022-07-10 23:55:29

      exile love

      "Exile Love" is a film directed by Andrei Sarkinsev and starring Konstantin Laronico, Alexander Baruev, Maria Bonneville and others. The film mainly tells the story of the male protagonist who returns to his hometown with his wife and children. When he starts a new life, he learns from his wife that the child to be born is not his flesh and blood. The super-long shot from the treetops to the pond, overlooking the impermanence of life, calls out the Russian soul of Tarkovsky; an accident...

    • By Ronny 2022-07-10 21:58:52

      From "Expel Love" to "Silent Light"

      Author: Fang Hanjun

      In psychology, love is defined as the process of three needs and experiences of "sex, beauty and attachment". For marriage, it was upgraded to the three points of "love, understanding and mutual dependence". It's not that "sex" in marriage is not important, but that "sex" is firmly implied in these three points. This is the difference between "love" in the love stage and "love" in marriage. From this, it may be easier to understand the new Russian film...

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    • By Gayle 2022-10-03 22:50:27

      SIFF@Studio; from the stand of the solitary tree in the first scene, the tone is set, and every frame can be drawn into the painting, especially the description of indoor still life, outdoor freehand scenery, wind-swept grassland, light in the wooden house, lake-blue mottled walls, The quiet mother is very in line with my aesthetics, and also maintains the director's consistent aesthetic thinking; is it to exile love, or to be exiled by love? Excellent...

    • By Casimer 2022-09-19 20:50:39

      How does a Russian director make one is...

    • By Ericka 2022-08-21 00:28:55

      The repetitive life is tiresome, and the closest family members are tiresome. Day after day, plain as water, fading passion, love is dead. Communication is obstructed, indifference is crowded, and hearts are far apart. It is a revenge to use departure to solve problems. The camera and the soundtrack suit my...

    • By Ilene 2022-07-10 23:00:55

      4-4-2008 6:00pm science...

    • By Lionel 2022-07-10 22:10:17

      Sarkinsev's film is technically unspeakable, and whether it's good or boring depends on whether the story and characters can hold up. It does have the charm of the old tower, but in the same long shot, the time-space transformation is learned from An Zhe, but An Zhe's long-shot emotional power is so powerful, because his characters need such a shot to travel through time to see what they are all about. Love has a soul. There seems to be some abuse here. Technology really needs to be built on...

    Movie plot

    Alex (Konstantin Lavronanke) and his wife Vera (Maria Bonneville), with their children, arrive at the ancestral house in the countryside left by Alex's father, ready to live in the countryside. Have a vacation here.
    Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this solitary retreat in the country is nestled between mountains and meadows. While the children are enjoying the fresh air of nature, Vera announces a surprising news to her...
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    Director Andrei Sagintsev's drama debut "Return" won the Golden Lion in Venice, and the world suddenly has a movie talent. The father and son of "Return" were replaced by wives and husbands at this year's Cannes. Lonely love and barriers to communication are themes that the director wants to explore, because of them, misunderstandings and tragedies occur.
    The most striking thing about the film is the picture. Every stroke of nature is...
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