Leviathan (2014) by Zvyagintsev

Leviathan (2014) by Zvyagintsev

Show Notes

Content Warning: this episode will contain some references to suicide throughout along with one mention of rape.

This week, Matt and Cameron quietly consider the movie Leviathan (2014), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, while standing on the edge of a cliff. Come along as they talk about a dismal family story that may or not have a lot to do with the biblical Book of Job and institutions of good and evil. Grab an entire bottle of vodka and your military surplus AK-style rifle, then tune in!

Major themes: “It’s a bleak boy,” Job’s lament, God in silence

01:36 - Watch This Tonight

2:26 - A little info on Marvin Heemeyer’s rampage

49:45 - Check out our episode on Solzhenitsyn’s “Matryona’s House.”

56:21 - I was actually thinking of “Roy Medvedev.”

The music used in this episode was “Старое Кино / Staroye Kino,” by Перемотка / Peremotka. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube.

Check out the work of Shae McMullin, who did our wonderful podcast art.

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