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Tengri: Blue Heavens (2008)

Tengri (original title)
This is a love story set in the steppes of Central Asia of today. Temür a thirty year old Kazakh decides to start life again in his ancestral village in the Kyrghyz Mountains. He discovers ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albina Imasheva ...
Amira
Elim Kalmouratov ...
Témür
Hélène Patarot ...
Raissa
Taalai Abazova ...
Uljan
Aibek Midin Uulu ...
Taib
Nikolai Marousitch ...
Erofei
Busurman Odurakaev ...
Shamshi
Askat Sulaimanov ...
Askar
Tabyldy Aktanov ...
Mansur
Almanbiet Tabildi Uulu ...
Askar's Son
Docturkan Diouichenalieva ...
Naima
Bermet Omourova ...
Yesugen
Kanat Mamyrkanov ...
Oijas
Chakan Abdrahmanova ...
Amira's Mother
Nourdine Kalybiekov ...
Amira's Father
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This is a love story set in the steppes of Central Asia of today. Temür a thirty year old Kazakh decides to start life again in his ancestral village in the Kyrghyz Mountains. He discovers soon after his arrival that he is a misfit in this settlement of old conservative Islamic men,some women and children. The only ray of hope for him is Amira a young married woman who waits in frustration for her absentee husband - a Mujahideen. Temur watches sorrowfully as the individual village stories unfold at the same as he tries to help the community out in any way he can. In this way he comes closer to Amira and Taib, her young brother-in-law. In a dead end situation the lovers decide to leave the settlement and travel to a place that would hold out with their dreams. Written by Mira Tanna-Händel

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A love story in the wild
12 June 2010 | by (Grenoble, France) – See all my reviews

This is a piece of the lives of nomadic people that could exist right now, in the vastness of Asia. This movie treats the condition of women in a world where men live one day at a time, most of the time working, or drinking. The main character, Témür, an outsider, falls in love with a married woman, who wants nothing more than leaving this life of submission. It's a break from modern society, you have the feeling of having gone back a few hundred years, they live with the bare minimum, and the landscapes are candy for the eyes through the whole movie. In the end, it was beautiful, I wasn't bored, but I believe the experience wasn't as complete as I expected it to be, it really only is a tiny piece of unusual lives. One of those movie that you don't think, but feel.


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