House Arrest (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
19 Aug 2022 (Fri)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
106 Minutes
Language
Russian / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Aleksey German Jr.
Cast
Merab Ninidze, Anna Mikhalkova, Roza Khairullina, Anastasia Melnikova
Synopsis
After calling out a corrupt mayor on social media, David, a respected professor, is accused of embezzlement and confined to his apartment. As his health fails, he is visited by family, doctors and lawyers, as well as intimidating officials, all eager to end his incarceration. German Jr.’s (Dovlatov, 42nd) smartly executed lockdown production illustrates how easily one man’s principles can be his undoing and one’s home can become a prison, as well as the lengths corrupt leaders will go to silence their critics.

After calling out a corrupt mayor on social media, David, a respected professor, is accused of embezzlement and confined to his apartment. As his health fails, he is visited by family, doctors and lawyers, as well as intimidating officials, all eager to end his incarceration. German Jr.’s (Dovlatov, 42nd) smartly executed lockdown production illustrates how easily one man’s principles can be his undoing and one’s home can become a prison, as well as the lengths corrupt leaders will go to silence their critics.

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