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(M)uchenik (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $138Details
International Box Office $216,764Details
Worldwide Box Office $216,902
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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,801-15,900) 15,833 $138
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,445 $216,764
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,980 $216,902

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 14th, 2017 (Limited) by Under the Milky Way, released as The Student
International Releases: October 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Russia, Religious, Religious Extremism, High School, LGBT, Hallucinations
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Hype Films
Production Countries: Russian Federation

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Aleksandr Gorchilin    Grigoriy
Victoria Isakova    Elena Lvovna
Julia Aug    Veniamin’s Mother
Aleksandra Revenko    Lidia
Svetlana Bragarnik    Headmistress
Anton Vasiliev    P.E. Teacher
Irina Rudnitskaya    History Teacher

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Production and Technical Credits

Kirill Serebrenniikov    Screenwriter
Marius von Mayenburg    Based on the play “Martyr” by
Ilya Stewart    Producer
Diana Safarova    Producer
Yury Kozyrev    Producer
Murad Osmann    Executive Producer
Cosimo Fini    Executive Producer
Ekaterina Scheglova    Production Designer
Yury Karikh    Editor

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Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Russia (CIS) 10/14/2016 $98,541 252 252 475 $216,764 11/3/2016
International Total$216,764 11/3/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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