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10 February 1999 (France) See more »
In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Aktan Arym Kubat  (as Aktan Abdykalykov)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Avtandil Adikulov  writer
Aktan Arym Kubat  writer (as Aktan Abdykalykov)
Marat Sarulu  writer

Produced by
Irizbaj Alybayev .... producer
Marc Baschet .... producer
Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela .... producer
Cédomir Kolar .... producer
Original Music by
Nurlan Nishanov 
Cinematography by
Khasan Kydyraliyev 
Film Editing by
Tilek Mambetova 
Art Direction by
Emil Tilelov 
Production Management
Mathieu Bompoint .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Bakyt Niyaraliyev .... sound
Gaukhar Sidikova .... sound
Other crew
Philippe Valentin .... head production accountant

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Also Known As:
"Beshkempir" - Kyrgyzstan (original title)
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81 min
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simplicity = bliss, 27 January 2000
Author: mike_pee123 ( from New Orleans, LA

This film is not only well-acted and written, but it also one of the most visually impressive in years. The story is very simplistic in nature, and its detailed scenes of childhood discovery are captivating and enlightening. A great movie for movie goers of all ages and interests.

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