A group of poor immigrant labourers are arrested and gruesomely tortured by brutal policemen who will do anything to wring a confession from their quarry in this chilling tale based on true events.

Stripped and beaten by sadistic monsters in uniform, the innocent Tamil-speaking workers can’t even understand the questions flung at them by the Indian officers.

Enduring the raw agony of each savage pummelling, they resist breaking as long as they can – until an honest cop steps in to set them free. That’s when things get worse, as they are drawn into a complex quagmire of political intrigue and faced with a merciless system that will do anything to silence them. Premiered in competition (Orizzonti) at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.