Tribe (2014)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 23

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AKA: Plemya
Directed by: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi
Starring: Grygoriy Fesenko (New student), Yana Novikova (Blonde girl), Roza Babiy (Brunette girl), Olexandr Osadchyi (Leader)
Country: Ukraine; Effed Up Soviet Movies
Language: Ukrainian Sign Language
Runtime: 02:12:05
Genres: Human Trafficking-Prostitution, Teen, Gruesome

Plot – Spoilers:
A new student arrives at a boarding school for the deaf and is quickly initiated into the tribal gang that runs things there. Their activities include using the smaller boys to sell soft toys on trains, but primarily they pimp a couple of the senior girls out or mug older folk. All aided by their woodwork teacher.

The newbie does everything to fit in by not resisting and even proving himself in a hazing fight. But he often gets left out (no beer for you – mugging scene) and sometimes is even treated like a contemptible noob (first time out pimping the girls).

In the end, it’s a tribe that claims to think about the collective rather than the individual. A tribe that quickly moves on from the shocking death of one of its members. And finally, a tribe that in practice, actually follows the diktats of its leader who’s basically looking out for himself.

While the movie is silent in its use of voice or music and is slow-paced, it’s shrill and quick during its moments of brutality, one of which you might feel in your genital areas. It’s also a credit to the director, narration and the actors that even though you might not have a clue about Ukrainian sign language, you’ll get most of it, probably even better than you would a foreign-language movie without subs. The lack of subtitles also helps brutally move the world of the deaf further away from those that can hear.

Personally speaking, The Tribe was a gentle reminder that however tribal we might still be, living in a tribe doesn’t seem like something to yearn for.

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OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
March 3, 2022 9:10 am

I watched this movie few years ago, brutal but honest. By the way sign language they use is different from American or Australian.

Carola Insolera
Carola Insolera
Reply to  OJ not Simpson
June 12, 2022 12:40 pm

No shit… There are more than 300 different sign languages in use around the world. They vary from nation to nation. Even in countries where the same language is spoken, sign language can have many different regional accents that bring subtle variations to people’s use and understanding of signs…

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
March 4, 2022 12:00 am

Let me start by saying nice touch EUM by posting an Ukrainian movie… but you could have chosen a better one. Very slow, poorly executed (the fighting / beating scenes are laughable) and not engaging at all. I’m disappointed, biatch!!!

Audrey
Audrey
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
March 4, 2022 8:49 pm

Request it then, just don’t complain, loser–

sicko
sicko
Reply to  Audrey
March 5, 2022 7:19 am

no requests please.

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Audrey
March 5, 2022 7:43 am

My request: “Audrey and the 1.000 penises”. The main character is retard thought…

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
March 7, 2022 11:56 pm

I agree with Butch. This movie sucked. Really slow, long and boring, fight scenes were weak, the story was weak and the acting was poor. There is about 45 seconds at the end that are good but not good enough to save the movie. Hey girls – when you have an abortion isn’t there blood involved? That scene was weak too. 1 out of 5 stars for the only good scene in the movie – when he smashes the cabinets on the four guy’s heads at the end. Whoops – I ruined the whole movie. Sorry.

baptist7203
baptist7203
Reply to  Old Mother Hubbard
March 8, 2022 5:11 pm

you,re not sorry…….you knew exactly what you was doing ye fucking bellend!

Mrjenkins
Mrjenkins
Reply to  Old Mother Hubbard
March 13, 2022 6:06 am

You and Butch can go suck each others dicks till they fall off

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  Mrjenkins
April 6, 2022 2:27 pm

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MrJenkins
MrJenkins
Reply to  Butch Coolidge
April 6, 2022 3:02 pm

LMAO

nina hase
nina hase
March 4, 2022 4:36 pm

very good movie!
attention – brutal … cruel.. and sad !

Zed Man
Zed Man
March 5, 2022 8:30 am

Respect for anyone who can correctly say directors surname. Its like a tongue twister.

Spuco
Spuco
Reply to  Zed Man
March 5, 2022 11:48 am

Do you even watch these movies ??

A A Ron
A A Ron
March 12, 2022 1:22 am

How the fuck do you guys know sign language