IMDb > Angel on the Right (2002)

Angel on the Right (2002) More at IMDbPro »Fararishtay kifti rost (original title)

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.8/10   352 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 18% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Angel on the Right on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
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 »
User Reviews:
Stark, optimistic and striking See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

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
Éric 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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fararishtay kifti rost" - Italy (original title)
See more »
France:91 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Japan:89 min | Argentina:90 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Stark, optimistic and striking, 3 March 2005
Author: paulnewman2001 from Hertford, England

This striking film from Tajikistan takes wing from an Islamic fable which posits that all people have an angel on their left shoulder taking account of bad deeds and another on the right tallying the good.

Tough guy Hamro returns to his wintering home village to care for his sick mother after a decade in Moscow, planning to sell her house and settle his outstanding problems.

But life's not so easily ordered and he has to contend with local gangsters and a son from a forgotten relationship while weighing up how he wants to use the rest of his life.

The film's unfussy, documentary style is a major strength, rendering the lives of its characters starkly believable as they face life with a combination of resignation, simple optimism and grim humour.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Angel on the Right (2002)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Luna Papa As It Is in Heaven The Crazy Stranger The Seed of Man Monday Morning
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Comedy section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.