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Only the Devil Lives Without Hope

Norge / Sverige/ 2020/ 1 t. 25 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/usbekisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Magnus Gertten
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Caroline Troedsson
PRODUCER:
Ove Rishøj Jensen
A thrilling documentary about terrorism, betrayal and international intrigue

As a part of Uzbekistan’s highly politicized war on terror, Dilya’s brother was locked up in a desert prison from which nobody gets out alive. Because of her tireless efforts to free him and other falsely accused muslims from death row, Dilya has had to flee to Sweden, where she continues her work with the help of Amnesty International. ONLY THE DEVIL LIVES WITHOUT HOPE documents her struggle as it develops into something resembling a Hollywood spy thriller – complete with a shocking twist – proving that truth actually is stranger than fiction.

Magnus Gertten

Magnus Gertten (Sweden) Selected filmography: BECOMING ZLATAN (2015), EVERY FACE HAS A NAME (2015), TUSEN BITAR (2014), HARBOUR OF HOPE (2011), LONG DISTANCE LOVE (2008)