Unsolved Mysteries: The Return (2003)

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s 2003 film The Return opens with a shot of a sunken rowboat and then, after a title card reading “Sunday,” shows a group of boys jumping into a lake from a high platform. One boy, Ivan (sometimes called Vanya, and played by Ivan Dobronravov), can’t go through with it. His friends and his older brother, Andrei (Vladimir Garin), leave him behind, and his mother (Nataliya Vdovina) has to get him down. He’s ashamed and upset that everyone will think he’s a coward, including her, but she insists that that’s not true.

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