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SYNOPSIS

The Denetclaw Family are Native American and live in the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation.
News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to the Reservation to be buried.
The youngest surviving son, Wesley, is an alcoholic. His brother’s death doesn’t really hit him as his only aim during the day is to get hold of beer. Wesley is in daily contact with the white population who run the liquor stores right outside the reservation. This uneasy relationship reaches unpleasant levels when acts of violence break out and he is directly affected.
The eldest son, Raymond, is a recovering alcoholic with a wife and two sons. Although he feels a sense of responsibility for the extended family, he seems to feel too emasculated to do something about it. Until the troubles that have affected his two brothers force him to stand up and be a man again.

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DIRECTOR

Babak JALALI (1978, Iran) moved to London at a young age. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, he received a MA in filmmaking from the London Film School. His graduation film, “Heydar: An Afghan in Tehran” (2005), was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Short Film. In 2009 he made his first feature film, “Frontier Blues”, which won the FIPRESCI prize for Best Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. “Radio Dreams”, a feature documentary film he realized in 2016, won the Hivos Tiger Award at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

CREDITS

2017, Italy – France – The Netherlands – Mexico – Qatar

an Asmara Films and the cup of tea production
in coproduction with Topkapi Films, Piano and To Be Continued
and with RAI Cinema

world sales: BAC FILMS

with the support of EURIMAGES
with the participation of AIDE AUX CINEMAS DU MONDE, CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINEMA ET DE L’IMAGE ANIMEE, MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT INTERNATIONAL and INSTITUT FRANCAIS
supported by TORINO FILM LAB and THE NETHERLANDS FILM FUND
in association with BANCA DEL FUCINO
recognized of cultural relevance with the financial support of MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITA CULTURALI – DIREZIONE GENERALE CINEMA
supported by DOHA FILM INSTITUTE and MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 

developed in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab FrameWork, Paris Project, Sofia Meetings e New Cinema Network Roma

CAST&CREW

With: Rod Rondeaux, Florence Klein, Wilma Pelly, James Coleman, Georgina Lightning, Antonia Steinberg, Andrew Katers, Griffin Burns, Mark Mahoney, Barnet Rogers, Michele Melega, Jake Miller

Director: Babak Jalali

Screenplay: Babak Jalali

Cinematography: Agnès Godard

Editing: Nico Leunen

Music: Jozef van Wissem

Sound designer: Stefano Grosso

Sound recordist: Eddy de Cloe

Production designer: Dimitri Capuani

Costume designer: Carolina Olcese

Hair&Make up: Marly van de Wardt

Casting director: Orlette Ruiz

1° Assistant director: Barbara Melega

Line Producer: Alejandro Sanchez

Executive Producers: Gianfranco Barbagallo, Gabriel Stavenhagen, Julio Chavezmontes

Delegate producers: Francesca Zanza, Linda Van Der Herberg

Coproducers: Frans Van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Julio Chavezmontes, Gabriel Stavenhagen, Dominique Marzotto

Producers: Ginevra Elkann, Christophe Audeguis