Zona Lyube (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Russia  |  
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In this emotional Russian drama, a psychologist, Lena, heads to a Russian prison to make a TV-documentary that allows convicts to express their thoughts and feelings. Also in the prison that day is Lyube, a popular Russian band. During the interviews, most of the prisoners express their desire to return to their families and begin peaceful lives at home. As they speak, flashbacks illustrate their poignant stories. Later, Lena journeys to a reform institute for delinquent young women where they also interview the idealistic guards and staff members. One of them is a teacher who is so into her work that she does it for free.

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prison, psychology, slice-of-life, television