Document / UK premiere

Alone in Four Walls

  • Alexandra Westmeier /
  • Germany /
  • 2007 /
  • 85 mins

Documentary / Russian

A beautifully shot and utterly compelling look at life in a Russian reform school.

Some of the inmates we meet are serving time for theft, some for murder - but filmmaker Alexandra Westmeier lets us spend enough time with them to see beyond their ‘hard man’ exteriors to the scared boys within. She also provides glimpses of their home lives, and we begin to realise that, for these children, prison is often an easier place to be.

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