by Olivier Abbou
Canada, near the US border. Jalil, Leslie, Michelle, Gab and Tom are driving back home after a wedding. A car blocks the road. Forces them to stop. It’s the border police. The officers check their ID. They seem suspicious. Their questioning slowly intensifies. They seem particularly intrigued with Jalil and question his identity. As good citizens, the group stays calm. After all, they’ve done nothing wrong… Except that broken light… Except that pot found in the car… Tension rises. Leslie tries to get Tom’s medication in the car. But the officers prevent her. The police check turns nasty. The group is cuffed. Leslie protests; as an answer, she is tied to a post and gets an “intimate” body search in front of her friends. The officers then suspect their little dog is a drug mule… and they rip it open with a knife ! The situation spirals out of control. Someone is shot. The group is dragged off to a special jail in the heart of the forest. Stuffed into cages. Along with questions. They’ll need to find answers. Or a way out.