The Return, or, Vozvrashchenie, is a chilling Russian drama centered around the awkward relationship between a mysterious man and his estranged sons. The 2004 film was written by Vladimir Moiseyenko and Aleksandr Novototsky, and directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Ivan (Ivan Dobronravov) and his older brother Andrei (Vladimir Garin) live with their mother and grandmother in modern day Russia. Their father unexpectedly left the household when they were younger. Their only memory of him is a photograph which hangs on the wall. Ivan and Andrei have grown especially close throughout their fatherless childhood. One day, their father (Konstantin Lavronenko) returns after being absent for 12 years. The boys are exuberant, and happily agree to accompany their father on a fishing trip in the wilderness. But the boys' happiness soon fades when their father begins to behave awkwardly and aggressively, seemingly in an effort to make up for lost time. Tensions between Ivan and his father are especially high - mayhem ensues.