EAST OF DEATH

By Tommaso MOTTOLA

ORTO POLARE AS - as PROD

Western - Development 2023

A young Englishman gets trapped in the hell of Sakhalin. Having lost all his beliefs, he will discover the secret hidden beyond fear. His identity.

    • Year of production
    • 2023
    • Genres
    • Western, Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Tommaso MOTTOLA
    • Writer(s)
    • Tommaso MOTTOLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Gørild MAUSETH (ORTO POLARE AS)
    • Synopsis
    • Summer 1874. William, a young British lawyer, leaves from London to Sakhalin, the godforsaken Island of the deportees. He has to collect the remains of his Russian uncle who died in prison under mysterious circumstances. Upon arrival, he is accused of a murder and thrown in jail. His life isn’t worth a ruble when he is freed by a gang of outlaws. Andrei, the leader, invites him to read a British poem and hands him a gun... This is his welcome to the gang life. Together with his new mates, some very dangerous, others quite naive and funny, William will be driven to a breathtaking experience of brutality, humor and beauty.
      After months of wild raids, severe hangovers and violent manhunts, many will die, executed by the army, or devoured by wild beasts…
      Wounded but safe, William finally has the chance to sail back home. A sloop waits at anchor. He is hoping to rescue a few of his new friends. They are late...