The Tribe

The Tribe
  • 2014
  • Ukraine / Netherlands
  • 2h 12min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
  • Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy

Deaf Ukrainian teenager Sergey (Fesenko) attends boarding school, where the highly organised bad element pimps out girl students; unfortunately, Sergey falls in love with one of the girls, Anna (Novikova). Grim and violent but precise and sympathetic drama performed completely in sign language with no subtitles, featuring powerful performances from its untrained cast, especially Fesenko.

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The Tribe

11 May 20154 stars

Brutal Ukrainian coming-of-ager told entirely in sign language

This formally daring, unique first feature from Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy plays out completely in sign language, with no subtitles. Slaboshpytskiy has stated that, 'It’s been my dream to pay homage to the silent movie,' and the result…

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