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Luna Papa (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  31 March 2000 (Russia)
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The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »

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Mamlakat
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Nasreddin
Ato Mukhamedzhanov ...
Safar
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Alik
Polina Raykina ...
Khabibula (voice)
Nikolay Fomenko ...
Yassir
Lola Mirzorakhimova ...
Zube
Sherali Abdulkajsov ...
Akbar
Dinmukhamet Akhimov ...
Gynecologist
Azalbek Nazriyev ...
Alisher Khamrayev
Aleftina Galiyeva ...
Dancer
Barvina Gulyamova ...
Dancer
Leila Nikajlova ...
Dancer
Sofya Amrulina ...
Dancer
Mukhayo Karimova ...
Dancer
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The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (Bleibtreu) in a small village in Central Asia. One night she is seduced by an actor from a traveling troupe, who poses as a friend of Tom Cruise, and makes her pregnant. She tries to abort, but her father and brother become determined to find the seducer, setting in motion a cascade of comic adventures. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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An entire brick village was built for the making of the film, including street, canals and the harbor, and had to be rebuilt after a flooding. See more »

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A crazy dream of a movie!
17 May 2003 | by (Maxdorf, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is the story of 17-year old Mamlakat, a quite innocent girl from somewhere in the deserts of Tadshikistan. One evening, she sleeps with a stranger, an unknown actor of a traveling theater group, obviously not knowing about the consequences this might have. She never sees his face and

  • gets pregnant. In the following, she and her family search for the


unknown father.

It's the unborn child who tells the story from the off, and the whole movie is as crazy and absurd like this. Drawn in mighty, impressive pictures, the movie is as strange as the landscape it takes place in.

Everything fits together perfectly: the story, the actors (especially Chulpan Khamatova as Mamlakat and Moritz Bleibtreu as her brother Nasreddin) and the "special" effects.

Let the story and the pictures go directly to your brain, like a colorful dream you are dreaming and can't get out. Don't block yourself with "logic" and so-called "intelligence", don't worry about crazy things that could never ever be, and you will love this unique movie!


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