Tesnota (Closeness)

Directed by Kantemir Balagov

Year: 2017
Running Time: 123
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Genres: Drama
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Tesnota (Closeness)

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Atrem Cipin
Olga Dragunova
Veniamin Kac
Anna Levit
Darya Zhovner
Nazir Zhukov

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Directed by Kantemir Balagov


Tesnota (Closeness, 2017) is the incendiary debut feature from the young and brilliant Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole). 1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered. In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves.

Warning: This film contains a scene in which characters watch historical footage of actual violence and murder, which may be disturbing for some viewers.

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