The Search

Synopsis: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Michel Hazanavicius
Production: La Petite Reine
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

Damn ...

What is this shit. whore?

I do not understand anything.

Damn. why it does not work?

Why it works p ...

What a con ... Damn.

There ...


Welcome ...

in a large country of shit. f*ck ...


Well. there it is not happening

much because ...

we arrive a little after the battle.

But I will try

to find people.

Well. finally now. you see a little

crappy mood in this country ...

Hi guys!

Ah. there. there is a trick.

We will get closer.

And so. as I said.

welcome to the place

most crappy

in the world!

Where you not want to be.

and you not want to see.

Hi guys!


you will ever see

what happens here.

because our beloved

President will do.

for all that we

foute peace here.

And we do not care for peace

so we make war.

Long live Great Russia

and his brave army!

Hurray. hurray. hurray. whore!

So here you will see

a live interview.

As if you were there.

Comrades arrested

black asses.

Obviously terrorists.

This is a dangerous mission.

Hi guys!


What do you want?

- What I want?

- Yes!

I want to go home. whore!

Live. Kiss. Drinking. whore!

You film what?

Nothing. The war.

The war? So come there.

There. it is for real.

It's not Ryan.

We will show him

What is the war.

- You'll see.

- I watch!

There. they have just arrested terrorists.

The elite of the rebel forces


The elite. whore!

- How do you think?

- He has a good head. whore.

- Do not touch me!

- We're good people!

You are cowards.

you shout on women.


Oh. the shot latte!

You should have target balls!

Right. you're

snipers? Not true?

- You're welcome ...

- Do not touch I told you!

- I am begging you!

- Shut up. bitch!

My son. you also have a family?

Hey. guys. look. He prays!

Look. whore. He prays!

- Are you kidding me?

- You are terrorists!

Shut up!

- Are you kidding me?

- Rebels motherfuckers!

He is mad or what?

Calm the f*ck!

What the hell are you doing?

He makes his prayer. that's what he did!

No. but what you do!

You pray?

You pray your God shit?

Go ahead. go ahead!

There. damn. it's me you're going to pray!

Shut up!

- I told you. shut up!

- Come on. come on. shoot!

- Stop! A!

- Tire!


You are murderers!

You are murderers!

Shut up!



There. then. you just saw ...

an anti-terrorist operation


It remains the simplest.

- Query the small.

- We'll interrogate him. yes!

Look at her.


You're welcome!

Go see.

No. please!

I am begging you! Please!

Shut up. bitch!

And here is the end. damn!

You are murderers!

Go see.


No. please!

I beg you. no!

All is well. There's nobody.

There is a Chechen proverb:

"When a bear decided to eat

her baby. before killing him.

"She soaked in the mud."

That's what they did.

They said we were

spies. terrorists.

They took everything we had on us.

The papers. money. gold jewelry ...

Then they ordered us to follow them.

I understood that it was the end for us.

Noura headed towards them

and she begged:

"Boys. what are you doing?

"You do not have a mother?

"What do you want?"

"That's what we want!"

Shouted one of them.

And they started shooting.

I saw the head of Larissa break.

Then I felt a bullet

enter my body

and I lost consciousness.

When I woke up ...

I had a terrible pain in the feet.

It smelled smoke and diesel.

We were under mattresses


I crawled into a cellar.

Old Russian women

lived there. took me with them.

They took care of me.

They saved my life.

There were still people

in our neighborhood ...

I do not know what happened to them.

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Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius is a French film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor best known for his 2011 film, The Artist, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards. more…

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