ООО «Первое документальное контоварищество». / Studio: First Documentary Cinema Association
Vendetta. In 2002, 45 Russian children died in a plane crash over Germany. Vitaly Kaloyev lost his entire family: a wife and two children. Unsatisfied with the verdict of the international court, Kaloyev made his own decision, killing the dispatcher who was responsible for the crash. Bloody revenge is not an attribute of the past; bloody revenge is a reality in the Caucus region of Russia, in Italy, Serbia, Albania, Palestine… Vendetta — what is it? A thirst for revenge, the defense of a family’s lost honor, or the result of a lawless and indifferent government? This is what the creators of film reflect upon. Their characters live in different countries and belong to different cultures and faiths; yet all of them are obsessed with the lust of a bloody vendetta. How do we stop this?