The Elder Son

The Elder Son
Directed by Marius Balchunas
Produced by Eric Koskin
Damon Martin
Written by Alexander Vampilov
Marius Balchunas
Scott Sturgeon
Starring Shane West
Leelee Sobieski
Rade Šerbedžija
Eric Balfour
Regina Hall
Reiley McClendon
Music by Yagmur Kaplan
Mladen Milićević
Cinematography Andrew Huebscher
Edited by David Dodson
Distributed by 2 Loop Films
Release dates
October 31, 2006
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Elder Son (2006) is a comedy-drama film directed by Marius Balchunas and written by Marius Balchunas and Scott Sturgeon.


Maxim Sarafanov (Rade Šerbedžija) has just been fired from the orchestra he played clarinet in, his son Nikita (Reiley McClendon) is in love with his schoolteacher Susan (Regina Hall) and his daughter Lolita (Leelee Sobieski) is getting married to a US pilot Greg (Brian Geraghty) and leaving home to go to Texas. But things get worse when a small-time car thief Bo (Shane West) looking for a hideout from the police tells Maxim that he is his son from Maxim's old girlfriend towards whom he still has feelings.

Production notes

The film is based on the screenplay The Elder Son written in 1968 by Russian writer Alexander Vampilov.



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