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The Light Thief (2010)

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The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the ... See full summary »

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The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the binding bridge between the geopolitical problems of post-soviet space and the common people. The economic devastation of the country had an enormous impact on the industrial workers and yet despite the upheaval, these people did not seize to love and suffer, to have and be friends and to enjoy their lives. In particular our resilient electrician, who possesses a wonderful and open heart. He not only brings electric light (which is often out) to the lives of the inhabitants of this small city, but he also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life and mainly laughter. Written by Anonymous

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Simple but effective modern day parable from Kyrgyzstan
17 January 2016 | by (London,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Made in 2010 this is a simple story off good versus evil. An electrician in a windswept village in Kyrgyzstan is known as 'Mr Light' as he brings light where there is darkness. The only thing is that everyone seems to be dirt poor and so can not afford the high energy prices. So he just connects them up and then the electricity company gets miffed and he loses his job.

Mixed up we have corrupt politics, exploitation and friends who are only out to abuse trust. This is written, directed and starring Aktan Arym Kubat who is very effective and brings the mild mannered electrician to fully realised life.

Now this is slow in places and is not a 'feel good' movie but it does have its moments and is one of those films where it about the journey and not the destination; and at 76 minutes it does not really out stay its welcome but will not be to everyone's taste and is one where you will not get any more on repeated viewings so one for the rental option I would suggest.


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