Gulnara has lost her piece of jewelry and suspects her son – young Sanzhar. Sanzhar, meanwhile, is looking for freedom, which he’s being drawn into by his best friend, Dzhaga. They are searching for freedom while breaking all rules, opening all doors where there’s written “no entry”, going there – where they think, that same freedom is hidden.
«18 Kilohertz» refers to a sound frequency that adults cannot hear. The film focuses on the realities which faced teenagers in Kazakhstan in the late 90s, at the time of the drug boom in Almaty.
The film has won many prices, among others the Grand Prix at Warsaw International Film Festival 2020.