The Second Chechen War. 1999. "The Search" recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of conflict told through four lives that will be brought together by a shocking twist of fate. After his parents are killed in their village, a small boy flees, joining the flood of refugees. He meets Carole, a European Union delegation head and little by little, with her help, he will return to happiness. At the same time, his elder sister Raissa searches tirelessly for him amongst the civilian exodus. Then there's 20-year-old Kolia, a new recruit to the Russian army who will gradually be overwhelmed by the daily struggles of wartime.
Intringuing and enjoyable.
- The Search review by CSF
Because of the topic of the film, it ought to be more emotional than that. However, I did enjoy it. Didn't expect to see Annette Benning there. Again, I think the talent of these actors has not been exploited enough. At least the ending is not absurd or stupid like in most French films where the film just stop. I mean, it has an ending.