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Tesnota / Closeness

Kantemir Balagov
Russia      118 m.
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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…

Director
Kantemir Balagov
Screenplay
Anton Yarush, Kantemir Balagov
Production
Example of Intonation (Alexandr Sokurov's Fund) (Russia)
Nikolai Yankin
Lenfilm Studios (Russia)
Edward Pichugin
Photography
Artem Emelianov
Edition
Kantemir Balagov
Music
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Cast
Darya Zhovner, Olga Dragunova, Artem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov, Veniamin Kats
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
Wild Bunch
65, rue de Dunkerque
75009
Paris
France
Running Time
118 m.
Country
Russia
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