The Student (Muchenik) | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

The Student (Muchenik)

Rated NR 118 min. 2017

After Venya's mother receives a call from school reporting her son's refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is against his religion. As Venya is finally exempted by the school's devout principal, he grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority.

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Director: Kirill Serebrennikov

Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov and Marius von Mayenburg

Producer: Ilya Stewart and Diana Safarova et Yury Kozyrev

Cast: Petr Skvortsov, Victoria Isakova, Svetlana Bragarnik, Anton Vasiliev, Yuliya Aug, Alexandra Revenko, Alexandr Gorchilin and Nikolai Roschin

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