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The Tribe (2014)

Plemya (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 11 September 2014 (Ukraine)
A deaf boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the 'tribe'.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hryhoriy Fesenko Hryhoriy Fesenko ... Sergei (as Grigoriy Fesenko)
Yana Novikova Yana Novikova ... Anya
Rosa Babiy Rosa Babiy ... Svetka
Oleksandr Dsiadevych Oleksandr Dsiadevych ... Gera (as Alexander Dsiadevich)
Yaroslav Biletskiy Yaroslav Biletskiy
Ivan Tishko Ivan Tishko ... Makar
Oleksandr Osadchyi Oleksandr Osadchyi ... King (as Alexander Osadchiy)
Oleksandr Sydelnykov Oleksandr Sydelnykov ... Shnyr (as Alexander Sidelnikov)
Oleksandr Panivan Oleksandr Panivan ... Woodwork Teacher (as Alexander Panivan)
Sasha Rusakov Sasha Rusakov
Denis Gruba Denis Gruba
Dania Bykobiy Dania Bykobiy
Lenia Pisanenko Lenia Pisanenko
Kyrylo Koshyk Kyrylo Koshyk ... Sponsor (as Kyril Koshyk)
Maryna Panivan Maryna Panivan ... Nora


A deaf teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization - the tribe. His love for one of the concubines will unwillingly lead him to break all the unwritten rules within the Tribe's hierarchy. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama


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Director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky does not understand sign language and had to have interpreters on set to communicate and make sure that the actors were sticking to the script. See more »


When trolling the truckers for the girls the 2nd time, a Boom Mic is visible in the reflection of the truck. See more »


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"We didn't need any dialogue..." from Sunset Boulevard proved right
12 April 2015 | by BrandonLee_DizuncanSee all my reviews

The Tribe is a remarkable movie set in a boarding school for deaf students, or more specifically its dark side. The world of bullying, violence, juvenile delinquency and prostitution. It is brutal, visceral and tragic. The dialogue is in Ukrainian sign language without any subtitles or spoken words. I expected watching such movie to be a torture. I was wrong. It is gripping, immersing, thought-provoking and quite watchable. But it does demand attentive, patient and interested viewer. When Norma Desmond, a character played by Gloria Swanson in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard said: "We didn't need any dialogue, we had faces", she was part right. We really do not need dialogue to grasp the story, but we don't need faces either. We never see any close ups in The Tribe. What we do see is a bigger picture. And that's what this movie is about.

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11 September 2014 (Ukraine) See more »

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School #186, Kyiv, Ukraine See more »


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$11,094, 21 June 2015

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