Only Devil Lives without Hope

(Only the Devil Lives Without Hope)

Human rights activist Dilya tirelessly battles for the release of her brother Iskandar. Sixteen years ago, he was thrown in Uzbekistan's Jaslyk Prison, notorious for torturing prisoners.

Iskandar's ageing parents have only one wish: to live to see their son's release. Although Dilya has emigrated with them to Europe, she has not stopped working for her brother's release even from faraway Scandinavia. The documentary follows this struggle not only through her eyes, but also from the point of view of activists, lawyers and others whose destinies are somehow intertwined with hers and Iskandar's. Unexpected, even conspiratorial threads gradually converge across several countries. It slowly becomes clear that the brutal jail system is not the only monstrous weapon that the oppressive Uzbek regime has at its disposal.

About the film

Director: Magnus Gertten
Norway, Sweden
2020 | 98 min.

Language: English, Swedish, Uzbek

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Right To Know

Director

Magnus Gertten

Filmography
2020 - Only the Devil Lives Without Hope
2016 - Becoming Zlatan
2015 - Every Face Has a Name
2014 - Tusen bitar
2011 - Hoppets hamn

Magnus Gertten

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