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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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Peace, 23 March 2000
Author: Arjan from the Netherlands

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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