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
Merab Ninidze ...
Alik
Polina Raykina ...
Khabibula (voice)
Nikolay Fomenko ...
Yassir
Lola Mirzorakhimova ...
Zube
Sherali Abdulkajsov ...
Akbar
Dinmukhamet Akhimov ...
Gynecologist
Azalbek Nazriyev ...
Alisher Khamrayev
Aleftina Galiyeva ...
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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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Offbeat, bohemian comedy with Merchant Ivory production values
3 December 2000 | by (Mechelen, Belgium) – See all my reviews

For those used to an anglo-saxon, Hollywood tradition of narrative movie-making, Luna Papa is a refreshing eyeopener. Imagine Ionesco on the big screen. It's a road movie of sorts, where armoured personnel carriers and crazed cattle-rustling pilots harrass our motley group of heroes as they drive their fabulous Volga across the lakes and landscapes of Tadzhikistan. For lovers of cinematography, the pure unadulterated sunshine and vibrant colours of the region suffuses the film with an uplifting warmth. Match this with some of the quirkiest bizarreries you're likely to have encountered: the heroine dances in a troupe of cabaret vegetables, her suitor electrocutes himself when proposing marriage, her father and brother will stop at nothing in hunting down her suspected inseminators. All in all, a thoroughly entertaining film. I won't tell you about the scene with the bull, but it's one of those cinematic moments that will stay in your head forever.


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