BERLIN 2012 - Silver Bear (Grand Jury Prize), Amnesty International Film Prize, Peace Film Award
Mari lives with her invalid father and two children in a shack in the woods outside the city. Their living conditions are modest, like their other Romani neighbors. For centuries, their „kind“ has been commonly referred to as gypsies. Recently, more than ever, they must exist stealthily: five entire families in the area have already been murdered, gunned down in their own homes.
The Romani community struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of the suspected racially-motivated crimes. Mari juggles her two jobs. Teenager Anna tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches. But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready...
Inspired by real events, a powerful social statement from the acclaimed director of WOMB, DEALER and MILKY WAY (TEJUT).