High Expectations was released in the year 2007。
Karl Malnek is incarcerated in a local penitentiary for twenty years, without grounds or justification for his imprisonment. At the end of his twenty years captivity, he is taken through a parole hearing that is the trial he never had. This is no ordinary trial however, as his defense attorneys, respectively deaf and mute, are prosecuting him against the prosecution's defense. His trial-by-jury is overseen by a blind judge, who finds this dual assault most agreeable. His jurors are presented with one task: determine what crime he must commit to ensure his freedom. Confused and heartbroken, Karl, as he tries to make sense of his 'crime', tolerates this sardonic trial amidst an enthusiastic jury and cheering inmates.
At the end of twenty years of imprisonment, as the award for time served, a convict is sentenced to commit a crime. High Expectations gives viewers a wickedly dark, comic chance to see the U.S. Judicial System through a kaleidoscope of reversed protocols and backwards logic. Imagine being incarcerated in a local penitentiary for twenty years, without grounds or justification for your imprisonment. At the end of twenty years you appear in court... This is no ordinary trial however, as your defense attorneys are prosecuting you. Your jurors are presented with one task: to determine what crime you must commit to ensure your freedom. Welcome to the life of Karl Malnek. Karl, played by Alik Antselevich, is the forward motion in this intellectually inverted film. High Expectations offers a refreshing, albeit upside down, perspective at a time and leaves behind an undeniable impression that will stay with the viewer for a long time to come.