In the chaos innocent bystanders, journalists and fierce political rivals are rounded up and thrown in the back of a truck. From this simple set-up, Diab weaves a striking story told with real cinematic verve. Tensions run high as they await their fate during a long hot day locked together. As riots explode around them we feel their claustrophobia, anger, fear, horror, despair, and glimmers of hope. A masterful depiction of a society torn apart by its differences, this builds powerfully to a breathless finale.
“Running throughout the film is an infuriating sense of injustice, a shared rage and growing empathy for the people we get to know” The Guardian
“a movie that offers much to chew on.” Variety
“this is bravura filmmaking with a kick-in-the-gut message . . . ” Variety
Part of the Voices of Resistance Season