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Sokout (1998)

Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens.

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Tahmineh Normatova ...
Khorshid
Nadereh Abdelahyeva ...
Nadareh
Goibibi Ziadolahyeva ...
Khorshid's Mother
Araz M. Shirmohamadi
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Because of his special gift in identifying objects by the sounds they make, a blind young boy is employed as a string instrument tuner in a small village in Tajikistan. He may be blind but that does not mean he cannot see. On his way to work, he could tell the quality of the bread the young girls along the streets are peddling by simply touching their ware. His world is made more colorful and quaint because of his sensitivity to his surroundings. The only problem is that he is easily "tempted" by street musicians' performances and arrives late at work. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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9 September 1998 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,672, 14 November 1999, Limited Release

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$32,898, 16 July 2000
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A lyrical Odyssey
23 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Like a young Odysseus, little Khorshid travels life's journey in search for his musical Ithaca, wandering into adventures involving modern-age Sirens lurking in every corner, a 'faithful Penelope's' principle in the heart of his despondent mother, a coming of age Calypso falling in love with his unique outlook - and even a Cyclops figure, a grieving ogre to be defeated out of his strictly one-dimensional view.

For the film's short running time, our sprite of a protagonist follows lyrical beauty amidst the darkness -- and has me doing exactly the same by following him, completely and utterly charmed by his antithetically stunning in colour, deeply multilayered, poetic innocence.


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