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Closeness (2017)

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In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.

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Kantemir Balagov
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Credited cast:
Atrem Cipin Atrem Cipin ... Avi Koft
Olga Dragunova Olga Dragunova ... Adina Koft
Veniamin Kac Veniamin Kac ... David Koft
Anna Levit Anna Levit ... Lea
Darya Zhovnar ... Ilana 'Ila' Koft
Nazir Zhukov Nazir Zhukov ... Zalim
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1998, Nalchik. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives. The ransom is so high that the family is forced not only to sell its small business, but also to seek help from its fellow tribesmen. Written by rurban

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

3 August 2017 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Closeness See more »

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia See more »

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$184,008
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1.37 : 1
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Unneeded extreme violence.
18 May 2019 | by cavkieSee all my reviews

Just a heads up for anyone who is thinking to watch this movie. There is a really gruesome documentary scene of killing prisoners of war. If you don't want to see agonising death of real people, which does not add much to a plot of the movie, just move on. To the director, here is an idea to you: next time add funky town videotape in your film (please don't)


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