Kantemir Balagov’s award-winning debut feature about a Jewish family under crisis stuns with its glowering commentary on generational conflict and religious divides.

Please note that this film is in Russian, with Dutch subtitles.
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1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered. In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves.

Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017, 118 min. Russian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Darya Zhovnar, Nazir Zhukov.