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Kirot

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.

R 102min.
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Plot & Details

Two women who are both prisoners of circumstance find solace in friendship in this dramatic thriller from writer and director Danny Lerner. Galia (Olga Kurylenko) was born in the Ukraine, but fell in with a band of gangsters who've forced her into a career as a prostitute in Israel. Galia's minders offer to let he go back home to her family and the daughter she left behind, but in exchange she must kill one of their enemies. Galia agrees to the deal, but after murdering her target the gangsters renege on their pledge and keep her locked up in a Tel Aviv flat. Galia gets to know Elinor (Ninet Tayeb), a woman living next door who lives under the thumb of her violent husband, and as they strike up a friendship born of a mutual desire for freedom, they look for a way out of their desperate lives.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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