Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Near the Syrian border, a group of peasants suffer from the exploitation of large landowners, who pit one small group against another to keep them divided. A landlord chooses a starving farmer and gives him a commission: kill a certain man, and I will give your family enough money to live for a while longer. He kills the man and goes to prison for it. In the meanwhile, blood rights are satisfied by his daughter going to work for the dead man's family. Mistreated by the dead man's wife, the girl is the dead man's son's object of affection. Complex and tragic traditions of vengeance are unleashed when the dead man's other son decides to investigate his father's murder.
exploitation, hitman, imprisonment, landowner, murder, peasant, poverty, revenge