The Student (2016)

The Student (2016)
Country: Russia
Release Year: 2016
Aka: (M)uchenik
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, Marius von Mayenburg
Language: Russian
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 113 min
Cast:Pyotr Skvortsov, Aleksandr Gorchilin
Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug 
Aleksandra Revenko, Anton Vasilev
Studio:Hype Film
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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. Challenged by a teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to eliminate her and subdue an entire community. At a time when arguments over the teaching of religion in public schools are prominent in the media, this wildly escalating classroom drama - based on a play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg - serves as a frightening cautionary tale.

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