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26 February 2003 (France) See more »
Set in the Tadjik village of Asht, this film draws on the Muslim notion that we are born with an angel on each shoulder... See more » | Add synopsis »
10 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Jamshed Usmonov 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jamshed Usmonov 

Produced by
Tatiana Abdullaeva .... line producer
Joël Farges .... associate producer
Elda Guidinetti .... associate producer
Elise Jalladeau .... associate producer
Veronique Marty .... associate producer
Marco Mueller .... producer
Andres Pfäffli .... associate producer
Jamshed Usmonov .... associate producer
Original Music by
Michael Galasso  (as Mike Galasso)
Cinematography by
Pascal Lagriffoul 
Film Editing by
Jacques Comets 
Production Design by
Maslodov Farosatshoev 
Costume Design by
Marina Yakunina 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Davras Azimov .... assistant director
Khurshed Golibekov .... assistant director
Safar Mamadjonov .... assistant director
Nosir Rahmonov .... assistant director
Firas Sabzaliev .... assistant director
Khusrav Sultonov .... assistant director
Sound Department
Sarah Anderson .... dialogue editor
Nicolas Becker .... sound effects editor
Eric Bonnard .... sound re-recording mixer
Dana Farzanehpour .... sound
Waldir Xavier .... sound editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Sarah Anderson .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"Fararishtay kifti rost" - Italy (original title)
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France:91 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Japan:89 min | Argentina:90 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | France:U | Netherlands:12 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
passionate film-making, great photography, 6 December 2003
Author: Sleepy-17 from Colorado

Bleak story of an unsympathetic ex-con coming home to his small town who becomes the object of hatred for most of the citizens. The highlight is the relationship he has with the son who wasn't even born before he left for jail. (It sounds quite corny, but the environment is so relentlessly grimy that it works.) The low parts are his cold relationship with his saintly mother (realistic) and the love interest (she's beautiful but unbelievable, even though its depiction is well-handled). Worth seeing for the fabulous cinematography and the interesting acting.

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