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Internment (2018)

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Three generations of an Albanian family struggle to survive their totalitarian regime when a friend returning from America is mistaken for a spy.

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Kast Hasa

Writer:

Kast Hasa
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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 16 October 2017
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Cast

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Klodian Hoxha Klodian Hoxha ... Operative Tomorr Gana
Enxhi Cuku ... Frida Dushku
Krist Baci ... Artur Kulla
Kristaq Pilo Kristaq Pilo ... Prosecutor Sadik Mali
Toni Osmani Toni Osmani ... Viktor Kulla
Gramos Gashi Gramos Gashi ... Nick Nuri
Kast Hasa ... Maksim Dushku
Anila Mucaj Anila Mucaj ... Vera Kulla
Ioana Sinani Ioana Sinani ... Moza
Fatmir Xhelili Fatmir Xhelili ... Soll
Jorida Meta Jorida Meta ... Kristina Dushku
Marsel Greva Marsel Greva ... Police Officer Zef
Qazim Velia Qazim Velia ... Josif Biba
Franceska Hysi Franceska Hysi ... Genta Zara
Lorenc Kaja Lorenc Kaja ... Sigurimi I
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Three generations of an Albanian family struggle to survive their totalitarian regime when a friend returning from America is mistaken for a spy.

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Romance Wrapped Up In Betrayal and Intrigue: Go see it.
21 July 2019 | by deedoesfilmSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of Cold War drama (which is making a huge comeback lately), I would definitely recommend this engaging movie based loosely on real events in communist era Albania.

I saw it recently at the Vienna Independent Film Festival and I was fascinated by the vibrant performances, and subject matter from a country trapped in oppression.

Writer/Director Kast Hasa shapes the story well, and he managed to do a terrific job with casting largely unknown characters who are credible and appealing in their roles. The audience becomes quite attached to the young lovers who play a deadly game with romance in a country where most decisions are made by the government.

Hasa uses the dramatic foil of a man returning from America who turns the little village upside down as the authorities use him to create more turmoil. A father is accused of collaboration with this American enemy , and his family is exiled to internment. A young woman is being forced to marry a member of the ruling party to ensure protection for her family. Both of these plots , including a subplot about a woman who must demean herself in order to visit her brother in prison--Well, everything collides just like a Shakespearean play and the result is as dramatic as one would expect.

Even though this was not a big budget film, the production plays well on the big screen, including textured photography and the scenes filmed on location in Albania are in the exact location where citizens were locked up after any real or imagined transgressions.

Films about Albania are far and few between. This small gem of a movie may not be produced in Hollywood, but the cautionary tale of what can happen in a closed society rings very authentic. I would say it is worth seeing, whether that is in a festival or a streaming service.


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Albania

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Albanian

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