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The Search

  • France / 2014 / 149min / DCP / Colour
  • Original Title : The Search
  • Language : French, English, Russian, Chechen
  • Genre : Drama, War
  • Director : Michel Hazanavicius
  • Screenwriter : Michel Hazanavicius
  • Cinematographer : Guillaume Schiffman
  • Editor : Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
  • Cast : Berenice Bejo, Annette Bening


Set during the second Chechen war in 1999, this powerful story of conflict is told through four lives brought together by a shocking twist of fate: Hadji, a young boy whose parents are killed, Carole, a European Union delegation who helps the youngster, Raissa, Nadji’s elder sister, who searches tirelessly for him amongst the civilian exodus, and Kolia, a recent Russian Army recruit overwhelmed by the daily life of wartime.

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