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Wild Bunch - TESNOTA

Kantemir Balagov




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Status: Completed

Director(s): Kantemir Balagov

Long synopsis : 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…


  • Darya Zhovner, Olga Dragunova, Artem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov, Veniamin Kats


  • Producer(s): Nikolay Yankin
  • Director(s): Kantemir Balagov
  • Screenplay: Anton Yarush, Kantemir Balagov
  • DP: Artem Yemelyanov
  • Editing: Kantemir Balagov
  • Costume Designer: Lydia Kryukova
  • Production Designer: Alexey Paderin
  • Original Title: Closeness
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: Example of Intonation Fund
  • Language: Russian