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The Road (2001)

Jol (original title)
A film director takes to the road on a trip to visit his sick mother and we follow his thoughts and human encounters along the way.

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Jamshed Usmonov ...
Amir Kobessov
Saule Toktybayeva ...
Amir's mother
Alnur Turgambayeva ...
Amir's wife
Magjane Omirbayev ...
Amir's son / Amir as a child
Valeria Gouliaeva ...
Veronika, the waitress
Valeria Guliyaeva ...
Veronika, the waitress
Valeri Skoribov ...
Censorship agent
Moukhamedjane Alpisbaev ...
Amir's school friend
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The avenging brother
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A film director takes to the road on a trip to visit his sick mother and we follow his thoughts and human encounters along the way.

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Quite simply one of the worst films ever.
4 June 2002 | by (Seattle, Washingon) – See all my reviews

Jol (The Road) is an incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain awful film. The premise is simple, a film director is taking a trip to visit his sick mother and we are privy to his thoughts and encounters along the way. These thoughts range from a black and white film where one man shoots everyone, to his fantasies about a waitress at a diner he visits. Instead of providing insight these events provide boredom and the occasional thought of what you could be doing instead of watching this film. I will admit that the black and white sections of the film did look good, but that is a small condolence for this waste of celluloid.


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