21 May 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

“What’s terrible is how people don’t care,” laments a European Union aid worker about the dire straits of Chechens during the 1999 Russian invasion, and it’s the impulse to alter this situation that drives The Search, Michel Hazanavicius’ first feature since his unlikely triumph with The Artist three years ago. Coincidentally quite timely in the wake of recent Russian moves on its neighbors, the writer-director’s first full-on drama attempts to present a mosaic portrait of the suffering in a region little-known or understood by the world, hence the perceived lack of concern. The result is vivid

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