Share via Email Stealthy … Elena. If Claude Chabrol had made a film that looked like a Russian parable of human vanity, it might look like this gripping and disturbing film from Andrey Zvyagintsev. Elena is only the third feature-length film from this year-old director, after The Return and The Banishment ; it is in many ways his most intimate, and the film with the most contemporary and realist character. Nadezhda Markina plays Elena, a middle-aged former nurse from a poor background who appears to have struck it very lucky. He is ageing, but their love life is still vigorous, and he bullishly insists on attending the local private gym.
Plot[ edit ] A biochemical weapon, "Silent Night," presumed missing since the fall of the Soviet Union , is obtained by Anarchy 99, a Russian terrorist group with formal military training. The NSA send an undercover agent to recover the weapon, but Anarchy 99's skills easily see through the deception and assassinate him. Gibbons identifies Xander Cage, an extreme sports professional known as "X" but also wanted by the FBI for his acts of protest against a leading senator. Gibbons's team abducts Cage, and puts him through two field tests, stopping a staged diner robbery, and escaping from a Colombian cartel's plantation in the midst of an army raid. Cage passes, and Gibbons offers him the job, promising to wipe his criminal records clean or otherwise sending him to prison. Cage accepts the job.
Thomas Ian Griffith Director Rob Cohen signals his intentions early on, offing a smoothly tuxedoed secret agent at a Rammstein gig. Time for a new breed of hero, as extreme sportster Xander Cage Vin Diesel is unwillingly recruited as a superagent for the 21st century. Old Town Square into Tynska on the north side. The club interior though was filmed in a de-sanctified, year-old church in Celna, in the eastern Czech Republic.