Dir: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Cast: Oleksandr Yatsentyuk, Stanislav Potiak, Solomiia Kyrylova
106mins   2023    Ukraine | France | Poland   15   Ukrainian    Subtitled   

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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