"The indigenous Denetclaw family lives on the Prairie Wolf reservation. Wesley, one of three adult brothers, is an alcoholic. Since alcohol is forbidden within the boundaries of the reservation, his mother drops him off every morning in front of a liquor store at the border where he spends the rest of the day knocking back beer. The eldest brother Raymond works on a cattle ranch. In the evening, the family silently gathers in front of the TV to watch 'Bonanza'. When they receive the news that Floyd, the youngest Denetclaw and commander of a unit in Afghanistan has been killed in action, they find themselves confronted with the U.S. government's absurd set of rules and measures regarding the repatriation of his body. Raymond, Wesley and their relatives have to think carefully about what is important - both for them as a family and as members of a marginalised group." (Berlinale)
Creditsdirector: Babak Jalali
composer: Jozef van Wissem
producer: Christophe Audeguis, Ginevra Elkann
screenplay: Babak Jalali
Editor: Nico Leunen
Cinematography: Agnès Godard
production company: Topkapi Films
More infodialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: Italy - France - Netherlands - Mexico - Qatar
BABAK JALALI: Heydar: An Afghan in Tehran (2005, short), Frontier Blues (2009), Radio Dreams (2016), Land (2018).