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Closeness (2017)

Tesnota (original title)
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.

Director:

Kantemir Balagov
17 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Zhovner ... Ilana 'Ila' Koft (as Darya Zhovnar)
Nazir Zhukov Nazir Zhukov ... Zalim
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Trivia

Director Kantemir Balagov incorporated footage of a real snuff film involving murders into Closeness. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

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A rather boring story brought to the headlines by real killings
7 December 2020 | by gc-17365See all my reviews

First off there was no reason at all to include video footage of real people being savagely killed Except to bring the film to the headlines everywhere in the hope people will watch it

The rather long scene added absolutely nothing to the somewhat boring teenage angst movie

Not a film to be recommended lightly and probably avoided to deter the director from thinking this is what normal people like watching regardless what he saw in his youth


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

3 August 2017 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Closeness See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint-Petersburg, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,008
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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