Loan sharks harass Damir and his family, even to the point of writing "home for sale" on the exterior of their house. Damir desperately tries to borrow money from his relatives, friends, and anyone he knows.
(This review contains spoilers.) “You start the conversation right away with the money.”
Home For Sale is the latest entry for Kyrgyzstan for International Feature. Directed by Taalaibek Kulmendeev, the film is a simple one following a married couple Damir and Cholpan, and their daughter Aruuke, as they struggle to repay a loan.
The film starts with some loan sharks threatening Damir to pay them back within the next 48 hours. Damir frantically goes from brother to brother, to uncle to aunt, hoping that anyone would give him some money to help pay it back. They all say no.
As the loan sharks start spying on the family at their home and spray painting “Home For Sale” on the side of their house, Damir and Cholpan begin to go to any lengths to find the money before they lose everything they own.
Home For Sale is a straight-forward film following a loving couple in their most desperate times. Beautifully acted by Kalipa Tashtanova and Omurbek Nurdinov, with some gorgeous shots of Bishkek, this film shows the bleakness and desperate times that so many of us can face at any moment in our lives.