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A Gentle Creature - Krotkaya

Feature film, 2017, 143 min.

RELEASE DATES 26 OCTOBER 2017 (NETHERLANDS). A woman lives alone on the edge of a Russian village. Her husband is in prison. One day she gets a package that was addressed to him, whereupon she decides to travel to the remote prison for a statement.

Thus begins the story of the struggle against an impregnable fortress, where social injustice is the order of the day. The prison staff are corrupt and the seemingly helpful villagers appear to be equally unreliable. Yet the woman does everything she can to speak to her husband.

A Gentle Creature is the third feature film by Sergei Loznitsa (Austerlitz, My Joy) and was co-produced in the Netherlands. The virtuoso drama is inspired by Fjodor Dostoevsky's eponymous story. The film was nominated for a Golden Palm in Cannes.

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  • FR - Cannes Film Festival Golden Palme selection

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