FilmBuff is proud to release CASH ONLY - critically acclaimed Detroit-set crime thriller that won huge raves on festival circuit - in select U.S. theaters and on VOD nationwide May 13, 2016
CASH ONLY stars Nikola Shreli, Stivi Paskoski, and Danijela Stainfeld and is directed by Malik Bader.
Elvis Martini is in deep shit. His dilapidated Detroit apartment building is about to be foreclosed on by the bank, most of his tenants are behind on rent, and he’s in big debt to bookies in the dangerous Albanian underworld. The only light in his dark world is his nine-year-old daughter, Lena; he’s in debt to her school, too. Elvis finds some ill-gotten cash in an evicted tenant’s apartment and is able to briefly keep the wolves at bay, but soon he learns that the money belonged to an even bigger wolf - one that wants his stolen money back.
When Lena is kidnapped by the mysterious menace he’s accidentally messed with, Elvis has 24 hours to come up with $25,000 to save his daughter’s life: cash only.
Lensed on location in the cold, dangerous trenches of Detroit, CASH ONLY’s World Premiere at the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival was met with great acclaim, and took home the festival’s Best Director award. The Hollywood Reporter called it “one of the more convincingly gritty indies to hit fests in several seasons” and TwitchFilm praised it for being “both sharp and vulnerable.”