Leviathan looks incredible for the fact that it offers an unflinching, messy, and plain out ugly perspective on the commercial fishing industry. Judging by the trailer, any form of romanticism was thrown out the window the second that Lucien Castain-Taylor and Verena Paravel set out to to make this film. Instead, we are presented with the toll that such a venture takes on the ocean and it's workers.
There is no narration, exposition or context to be presented, just a series of dark, abstract scenes that take the definition of documentary to the limit, bordering on feeling like some sort of strange horror movie. The movie has garnered multiple awards so far in the international film circuit, and will be getting a limited release in the US on March 1st, 2013.