I was actually searching for another Leviathan that came out this year about a man living in a Russian coastal town fighting city hall. The one I saw was much different.
Leviathan (2012) is a documentary in the truest sense of the word. It documents life aboard a commercial fishing ship in the North Atlantic. It does just that – document. There is absolutely no dialogue – no narration – only scene after scene of this massive ship hauling in booty from the sea.
Some of the shots are a bit overly dramatic – such as focusing on the fish head on the deck as they slid back and forth with the tossing of the ship.
The message however was very strong. These boats haul in tons and tons of life from the season indiscriminately casting their nets wide to catch everything. It will make you rethink feeding all the freaking people on this planet.
I really don’t know what to say about the film other than I could not turn away and I am still not sure what I feel about it. It seems the filmmakers’ plan was to just document and let you make your own conclusions. I watched, I am just not sure what I could even do about it.
RATING 7 out of 10