The Student (2016)

The Student (2016)

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director:

Kirill Serebrennikov

Writers:

Kirill Serebrennikov, Marius von Mayenburg

Stars:

Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Aleksandra Revenko

15 | | Drama | 3 March 2017 (UK) | IMDB 7.1 Stars (7.1 / 10)

Storyline

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. Written by -Under The Milky Way

 

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