A feature fiction film by Kote Kalandadze
‘A promising young musician is forced to reassess his life when he finds himself in the middle of a confrontation between drug dealers and corrupt cops in modern Georgia.’
Niko is a drummer in an underground rock band born literally “on the wrong side of the tracks” in an edgy suburb of Tbilisi. He lives with his catatonic retired jazz musician grandfather and makes ends meet by working in a factory with his friend Temo. The boys have their own way of dealing with boredom during their long shifts, daydreaming about a brighter future and sharing their hopes. Niko is saving money to buy a drum set from a local music shop. He longs for the opportunity to express himself as an artist, but the frontman of his band is constantly annoyed by his individualistic style. At a house party, Niko meets a local ‘wiseguy’ Kogo - a charismatic drug dealer. As the two form an unlikely friendship, Niko falls under Kogo’s influence, leaves his band, loses his job and begins working as a drug courier.
Georgia | Color | 110 min. | 4K | 1.85:1