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      House Arrest

      2021 1 hr. 46 min. Drama List
      Reviews David, a university professor, takes to social media to criticize his city's administration. But instead of the mayor's dodgy dealings being investigated, David is himself accused of embezzlement and placed under house arrest. Despite the overbearing surveillance, double-crossing acquaintances, and growing media interest, David remains defiant and will not apologize. With the court case drawing ever nearer, does David have any hope of winning this battle against Goliath? Read More Read Less

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      Wendy Ide Screen International The film has a charismatic and textured central character who widens the scope of a picture which rarely strays beyond the confines of a cluttered, claustrophobic apartment. Jul 13, 2021 Full Review Ayelet Dekel Midnight East impact lingers long after the credits have rolled and the house lights go up… its themes of confinement, isolation, systemic oppression, and the insidious way that corruption permeates all aspects of life, touch on the burning issues of our time Aug 23, 2022 Full Review Chris Mello In Review Online House Arrest asks us to acknowledge the messy truths that not all righteous thinkers and activists are good hangs without complication. Jul 19, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis David, a university professor, takes to social media to criticize his city's administration. But instead of the mayor's dodgy dealings being investigated, David is himself accused of embezzlement and placed under house arrest. Despite the overbearing surveillance, double-crossing acquaintances, and growing media interest, David remains defiant and will not apologize. With the court case drawing ever nearer, does David have any hope of winning this battle against Goliath?
      Director
      Aleksey German Jr.
      Screenwriter
      Aleksey German Jr., Maria Ogneva
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Russian