When reformed ex-smuggler Pamfir returns to home to his village on the Ukrainian border after working abroad for several years, he's determined to earn an honest living and set a good example for his beloved teenage son Nazar.
But in a town where corruption runs deep and crime and religion are inextricably linked, his plan is quickly thwarted when Nazar sets fire to the local church in a misguided effort to keep him at home.
To pay for the damage, Pamfir must take on one last job for a crime syndicate operating a risky smuggling venture in a place where all the rules have changed.
'Bold and brave, like its protagonist, Pamfir gorges on its imagery, with the final visual marker sending shivers down the spine' - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
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