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Director(s): Adiľchan JeržanovKZ90 min.2022
72%(52 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesKazakh, Russian (orig.)
SubtitlesEnglish, slovak
Black and white / colourcolor

The Magnificent Seven in Kazakhstan? Masked gunmen march into a school in Karatasha and take pupils hostage. A maths teacher, who knows the army won't arrive for two days, decides to assemble his own assault team: his ex-wife, a gym teacher, a cowardly school principal, a perpetually drunk night watchman, the village idiot, and the incompetent local police head. What follows is an unconventional action film, a comedy thriller in which the enemy hides not behind masks but in the minds of the liberators. Comparisons with the hostage-taking in Beslan and Kazan are unavoidable. But Karatas – the mythical village in which director Adilkhan Yerzhanov's previous films are set – could be anywhere. IMDb trailer
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