The Return

DVD Release: September 1, 2015
The Return


Leah lives in the fairy-tale village of Nod. She lives as a thief and is very good at her job. However, most of what she steals goes to her evil master, Dybbuk. Dybbuk controls Leah and most of the village of Nod until one day a huntsman, Yadid, comes to the village. Leah’s life begins to change. A series of gifts begin to appear in her cottage. They puzzle her and her stumbling friend and sidekick, Taker. Eventually, Leah discovers Yadid’s true identity and his love for her. Yadid is willing to sacrifice everything in order to free Leah from Dybukk’s evil clutch. “The Return” is an allegory that shares the salvation message in a creative and beautiful way.

Dove Review

“The Return” is a fairy tale of sorts that symbolically represents the return of Christ one day for his bride, the church. The story revolves around a woman named Leah (Heather Ricks) who is forced into thievery by her master, the evil Dybbuk. His influence in the village of Nod is a powerful one. But the day comes when a huntsman named Yadid (Simon Provan) appears and offers the community hope. When he lays down his life for Leah her heart is broken. He returns, alive, and tells her there are battles he must fight, but to wait on his return. One day, a glorious reunion takes place!

There are some beautiful woods and nature scenes in this film. We are pleased to award the movie our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+. Join the villagers of Nod and wait for the master’s return!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Brief sexual innuendo.
Language: Simpleton-1; Fool-1; Shut-Up-1.
Violence: Girl grabbed by the throat by man with a knife; knife held to man's throat and face; man is kicked, punched and has a bloody nose; man is falsely accused of stealing and his eyes are put out, only a slightly bloody bandage is shown; another person is seen with some bloody bandages but not gratuitous; man is killed by sword; man is shot through the heart with an arrow but not graphic; sword fight between good and evil.
Drugs: A few drinking scenes with wine; drunk man with a bottle falls down; comment by man about getting drunk.
Nudity: None
Other: Woman steals from villagers; an evil shadow is seen in some scenes; skeleton in a cell; a man is mocked; man puts a noose to his own neck but doesn't take his life; sword bursts into flames.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Steven F. Zambo
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 101 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter