The Tribe

The Tribe ★★★★½

A group of deaf teenagers run a boarding school instigating violence, crime and prostitution in this remarkable debut by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. It's crude depiction of violence and human behaviour offers a brutal and disturbing portrayal of modern Ukraine.
The visual aspects, as expected in a contemporary silent film, are of the highest quality: the shots are beautifully composed, a detailed production design and rich cinematography. In addition, the performances from the ensemble cast, based primarily on sign and body language, are rich and powerful.
Plemya is an ambitious and bold piece of cinema that will not leave you indifferent.

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