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An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristyna Malérová ...
Aya
Max Mauff ...
Temelko (as Maximilian Mauff)
Nino Chkheidze ...
Grandmother
Ivane Ivantbelidze ...
Shooting Gallery Guy
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Ilko Stefanovski ...
Guri - Temelko's Father
Assun Planas ...
Temelko's Mother
Otto Kuhnle ...
Barber
Hijran Nasirova ...
Barber's Wife
Hendrik Arnst ...
Landlord
Olga Nefyodova ...
Landlord's Wife
Adalet Zyadhanov ...
Policeman
Matanat Atakishiyeva ...
Policeman's Wife
Azelarab Kaghat ...
Baker
Michaela Bandi ...
Baker's Wife
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An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young couple's first night of love. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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20 March 2008 (Germany)  »

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$1,441 (USA) (6 February 2009)

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$39,078 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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Excellent poetic tale
29 November 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A very refreshing scenario, for children as well as grown-ups, out of a rare realization build-up. Marvelous interpretation of the kind. The direction is a topmost in buffoonery and lightness in the gags. The message is a simple tale, but it makes it possible to run through most of essential human relationships. To be seen, absolutely. A gem, a jewel. It is one of the first Turkish movie I have ever seen but it is definitely worth seeing. It reminds me of old Italian movie making in the fifties, but with a much higher emotional tone, much less seriousness. Of course some of the scenes would need some better physics to make more sense or be more realistic, but this is absolutely not the purpose of the film. It relies on absurdity to make us feel totally enjoyed with the message.


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