Domino EffectIn Abkhazia, a post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zone, patriotism runs deep. While Sports Minister Rafael is busy organizing an international domino event to put his motherland on the world’s map, his beloved Russian wife is just an unwelcome foreigner.
Title (original): Efekt domina
Ann Carolin Renninger,
In Abkhazia, a war-torn country close to Crimea-Ukraine, patriotism runs rather deep. Perched on the shores of the Black Sea, the unrecognized splinter state used to be a beach getaway for lucky Soviets, but palatial hotels now sit in post-communist ruin. For Abkhazian Sports Minister Rafael, however, everything‘s looking up. He‘s hopeful that the mysterious Domino World Championship he‘s organizing will finally put his beloved motherland on the world‘s radar and madly in love, he‘s willing to overlook that his dear wife is a foreigner. A proud Russian opera singer, Natasha gave up her home and custody of her Russian daughter to take a chance on a new life. But when locals won‘t warm to her and troubles cloud Rafael‘s ″sports event″, their bright future and even national pride start to wobble. From the Oscar nominated team of Rabbit à la Berlin comes a visually stunning Black Sea black comedy - giving us a profound look at life under Russia‘s spell.