UNDER THE HOOD

ПОД КОЛПАКОМ

By Mark BYRNE, Rob DENNIS

ERA FILM LTD - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2013

Under the Hood takes us on a secret journey to Belarus: A country where the KGB is still in power and public gatherings are considered a crime. A country where some battle for social justice while others fight for survival.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Second film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • IRELAND, LITHUANIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mark BYRNE, Rob DENNIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Rob DENNIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeremiah CULLINANE (Planet Korda Pictures), Rasa MISKINYTE (ERA FILM), Bartolomeo DIBENEDETTO (Planet Korda Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • In Belarus, some battle for democracy, social justice and civil rights, while others struggle just to survive. “Under the Hood” brings us on a journey through a country where the secret police is still known as the KGB and gathering in public to do nothing is considered a crime. The film takes us from the protests and secret opposition meetings of the capital, Minsk, to the horse-drawn carts and hand-tilled fields of the countryside, following the lives of businessman Yuri, villager Lyudmila, youth opposition leader Franak and journalists Eduard and Viktor, among others. Their stories, of normality punctuated by bureaucracy and occasional brutality, remind us how close Belarus is to the rest of Europe – and how very far away.