The film begins a year after the murder of an 18-year-old girl. Her father is a first cousin of the murderer. In Albania there is an ancient law, the Kanun tribal code, which regulates many aspects of life in the country, especially in rural areas. If a member of one family kills a member of another family, the same price has to be paid. The cycle of violence never ends. The head of an NGO in the capital and a local bishop put pressure on the father to pardon the killer. Pride, tradition and a patriarchal society, where women's voices are not heard, make the road to reconciliation very difficult. A film full of moral dilemmas and reflections that challenge us in times of conflict.
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"Slovenian director, Marija Zidar, deals with the subject of family brawls in northern Albania, signing a suspenseful documentary that invites reflection".— Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa