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Movie trailer: Leviathan

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2 December 2014 14:11

Leviathan tells the story of a Russian fisherman who recruits a lawyer to help him stop the corrupt local mayor from demolishing his house.

The BBC calls Leviathan 'a bleak vision of provincial corruption in the land of President Vladimir Putin'. It premiered at Cannes in May where it won for Best Screenplay. Intriguingly, the film was produced in part with Russian state funds and has been selected as the official Russian entry for the foreign film category at the Oscars.