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OTT releases to watch this week: Blood and Gold, Bheed and more

An action-packed German film set at the close of World War II, a heart-pounding Kira Kovalenko film, and other things to watch

A still from Blood & Gold.

By Team Lounge

LAST PUBLISHED 02.06.2023  |  11:46 AM IST

Blood & Gold

World War II is coming to a close, private Heinrich (Robert Maaser) has deserted his SS platoon. They leave him hanging from a tree as punishment, but is saved by Elsa, a farmer. The SS soldiers arrive at Sonnenberg, threatening to kill the villagers if they don’t reveal where the gold belonging to a Jewish family is hidden. Heinrich and Elsa, with help from a couple of villagers, decide to take them on. As the title suggests, there’s plenty of blood and gore in this action-packed German film. (Netflix)



A still from Bheed.

Anubhav Sinha’s black-and-white film spotlights the plight of migrant workers who were forced to make their way home when the covid-induced nationwide lockdown was announced in 2020. The references to some of the early covid protocols and the misinformation, which spread like wildfire through WhatsApp groups, seems almost like a dark comedy now. Starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar. (Netflix)

Also read: Bheed review: A tense drama that explores class and caste divisions

Unclenching the Fists

A still from Unclenching the Fists.

In a mining town in Russia, a young woman named Ada (Milana Aguzarova) lives under the thumb of her domineering father. When her father falls ill, she sees a faint chance of escape. Kira Kovalenko’s heart-pounding film won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. (MUBI)

Where the tracks end

A still from Where the tracks end.

Set in the 1960s in rural Mexico, Georgina runs the Malinalli Tepenepatl Public School from a railway wagon. Her students come from impoverished families. Ten-year-old Ikal is new in town and Georgina convinces his railroad worker father to send him to school. The film follows Ikal and the three students and a dog, Quetzal, he befriends. It’s a simple yet sentimental tale of childhood and how a good teacher can make a difference. (Netflix)

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