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Winner of Cannes Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena (award winner Nadezhda Markina) uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment he s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she s his dowdy former nurse who has clearly married up. Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife s freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan... Masterfully crafted by award-winning Russian filmmaker Andrei Zvyagintsev (Golden Globe nominee The Return) and featuring evocative, Hitchcockian music by Philip Glass, Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.

DVD Special Features include:

Gorgeous HD master, enhanced for widescreen viewing

Optional English subtitles

30-minute interview with director Andrey Zvyagintsev

Making-of video on the poster screen-printing

U.S. theatrical trailer

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