R | | Crime, Drama
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Elena Lyadova and Anna Ukolova, who play friends in the film, are also friends in real life. Andrey Zvyagintsev didn't know about this when he cast them.
Kolya, you should know what your authority looks like.
Kolya: And what do you want, "authority"?
The Mayor: Just all of this.