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The Adopted Son (1998)

Beshkempir (original title)
In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mirlan Abdykalykov ...
Beshkempir
Adir Abilkassimov
Mirlan Cinkozoev
Bakit Dzhylkychiev
Albina Imasheva ...
Aynura
Talai Mederov
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In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He plays with friends, horsing around, sniggering about sex, going to an outdoor movie. He works, fishing and making bricks of mud. And, he's starting to notice girls. He and his best friend fight, and he learns to his consternation that he's a foundling. A death in the family pushes Beshkempir even faster toward adult roles: he must brush tears from his eyes, lead a funeral procession, and reconcile with his friend. Then, he borrows a bicycle and calls on Aynura: courtship begins. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official submission of Kyrgyzstan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. See more »

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Referenced in Man yan (2004) See more »

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Peace
23 March 2000 | by (the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie has a great peace. It shows that materialism is something we hang onto too much. The atmosphere of the movie is breathtaking. There's not that much happening in the movie but that doesn't make it less interesting. The black and white and colored sequences are beautifully interacting.

8 out of 10.


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