There is great excitement in Aidar's home one fine day when he comes back from Paris to his mountain village with a charming French girl called Isabelle. Aidar has changed but everything at... See full summary »

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Isabelle
Bolot Tentimyshov ...
Aïdar
Tynar Abdrazaeva ...
Aisha (Aidar's Mother) (as Tynara Abdrazaeva)
Melis Sharshenbaev ...
Aidar's Father
Asan Amanov ...
Yusup
Marat Zhanteliev ...
Osonbaï
Absamat Uulu Nurseit ...
Timur
Marat Kozukeev ...
Ermek
Zhenishbek Smanov ...
Azamat
Nazira Orozalieva ...
Zuura
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The Chemist
Ayzhan Akylbekova ...
Saadat
Ainura Turgunbaeva ...
Matchmaker
Aidai Saitova ...
Ermek's Wife
Kyzy Kunduz Nurbek ...
Ermek's Elder Daughter
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There is great excitement in Aidar's home one fine day when he comes back from Paris to his mountain village with a charming French girl called Isabelle. Aidar has changed but everything at home has remained the same. Lake Issyk-Kul sparkles silver and turquoise, the air is so pure it tinkles and the snow-covered summits of the mountains sparkle in the sun. Isabelle cannot understand how Aidar could leave such beauty behind and why he cannot tell everyone that she is his fiancee. But shades of the past, embodied in the grim figure of the local postman, give Aidar no rest. A threat hangs over the couple's love. Written by Tirdatova, Ekaterina

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2005 (Kyrgyzstan)  »

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Isabelle ou La rencontre inattendue  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Official submission of Kyrgyzstan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. See more »

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Lovely story in a beautiful, unknown country
8 March 2006 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

In the breathtaking landscape of rural Kyrgyzstan, Isabelle a Parisian woman has to fight against prejudices of her fiancé's relatives and neighbours who welcome her warmly thinking she's just an acquaintance Aidar brought as a guest to the wedding taking place in the village. Isabelle soon gets accustomed to the different lifestyle, respecting the people and their lives, eventually making friends. But there are still some obstacles to overcome to keep the love of Aidar.

A very nice example of the clash of cultures and that you can be understood without knowing a word in the foreign language by really 'listening' to people.


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