INSTITUTE: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) di Pune
SYNOPSIS: Gaurav and Atul are two young Indian students who are preparing their college entrance test. To distract themselves from the idea of a possible failure, one night Atul persuades his friend to go with him to a brothel. Stopped by the police and risking being denounced to their families, Gaurav has to buy, against his will, the Commander silence with his own body. An abuse that marks deeply the boy and that make him look for a form of liberation which will end in tragedy. A story that wants to denounce the abuse of power committed every day by the authorities which are protected by a system that, instead of punishing them, pretends not to see. The close-ups of strong impact used in this short movie show without any filter the pain, the fear and the shame of the young boy, sharpened by the almost complete absence of music to attenuate the drama.