Alone in Four Walls
- Original title
Allein in vier Wänden
- Running time
- 85 min.
ARTE / Linger On Filmproduction / Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) / Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
- Synopsis / Plot
- In post-Soviet Russia, troubled underage boys caught at various offenses (from stealing to multiple murder) are committed for a few years to closed state reform schools. There, they live in a military type of regime, starting the day with open air exercises, making beds to absurdly meticulous rules etcetera. Ironically, many come from such poor and/or abusive, often broken families that a structured life with three square meals, a warm dorm and regular classes feels like a better deal, some actually dread returning home.
: Locarno Film Festival: Critics Week Award
: Sundance Film Festival: Nominated for Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema Documentary
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