Azerbaijan’s Oscar contender for Best Foreign Language Film.
THE PRECINT is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone and Angel Heart. Set in two of the most exotic cities in the world: Baku and Gobustan, the film is laden with symbolic mysticism. Garib, a playboy photographer, and his fiancee, Sabina, are injured in a car accident and brought to a creepy police station to endure a bizarre interrogation focused on their personal lives and romantic indiscretions. With the strange, dark setting and cryptic discourse, it’s obvious the couple is trapped in some enclosed netherworld, a purgatory with a door opening up to Garib’s childhood, masterfully portrayed by Timur Odushev who won the 32nd Annual Young Artist Award with his performance.
The movie has been an official selection at 26 film festivals and won 9 awards, including the “Golden Eye” 2010 and the 2011 California Film Awards.
“The cinematography of remote sections of Azerbaijan is haunting, and the eerie musical score by Andrey Doynikov is another asset.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER