Honeygiver Among the Dogs

Crime
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Dzongkha
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Buddhist noir: In Buthan, undercover police officer Kinley (Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) investigates the disappearance of a Buddhist abbess, called "Demoness" in the village. The villagers are happy about the disappearance of the "Demoness", as she would have brought bad luck. In the course of his investigation, he gets closer to a mysterious woman named "Choden", who quickly turns out to be a possible suspect. Kinley becomes more and more entangled in a thriller about magic, superstition and mineral resources. "The resulting work is a blend of tradition and modernity, religion and rational thought; an idiosyncratic, feminist interpretation of a genre – and not just because Bhutanese men wear skirts and knee-high socks." (Berlinale - Panorama)