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Babak Jalali

Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar | 2018 | Genre: Drama | running time: 110’

"His portrait of those set apart from mainstream American society feels as plaintive as a howling wind on a lonely prairie."
Allan Hunter - Screen Daily

festivals & awards

Panorama, Berlinale 2018


The Denetclaw Family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation.
News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan, and they start to wait to get his body back to the Reservation to be buried.
The youngest surviving son, Wesley, is an alcoholic. His brother’s death doesn’t really hit him as his only aim during the day: getting hold for beer. Wesley is in daily contact with the white population who run the liquor stores right outside the Reservation. This uneasy relationship reaches unpleasant levels when acts of violence break out and directly affect him.
The eldest son, Raymond, is a recovering alcoholic with a wife and a son. Although he feels a sense of responsibility for the extended family, he feels too emasculated to do something about it. Until the troubles that have affected his two brothers force him to stand up and be a man again.


original title





Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar

running time


produced by

Asmara Films - Italy
The Cup of Tea - France

in co-production with

Topkapi Films - Netherlands
Piano - Mexico
To Be Continued - France
Rai Cinema - Italy

directed by

Babak Jalali


BAC Films

A modern western about Indians, Whites, distance, longing, roadwork and abuse, set in the American plains.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2012

TFL Awards

Production Award
€ 110.000

Babak Jalali

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Ginevra Elkann

Distribution, Production