TUEUR A GAGES
Directed by : Darejan OMIRBAEV
Country : FRANCE Length : 80 minutes
Un Certain Regard Prize - Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema , 1998
Marat is a chauffeur in Almaty, a sprawling city in Kazakhstan. When he runs into the Mercedes of a local nouveau riche, Marat's life spirals into a frightening nightmare. The cost of repairs is beyond Marat's means, leaving him with one solution: he must borrow the money from a Mafia gang-leader, paying usurious interest on the loan. Harassed by his creditor, Marat ends up accepting a ¿contract': the cancelling of his debt in return for the killing of a journalist. Thus he becomes a "hired killer".