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The Light Thief (2010)
"Svet-Ake" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 March 2011 (France)
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Aktan Arym Kubat ...
Svet-Ake
Taalaikan Abazova ...
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Askat Sulaimanov ...
Bekzat - businessman
Asan Amanov ...
Esen - old mayor
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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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Disappointing and depressing
7 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this after having read the write-up and back of the box expecting an uplifting, humorous and heartwarming tale.

It is none of these things. The film carries on at a slow pace and gets progressively darker. Just when you think it's all going to turn around and have a positive ending it pulls the rug out from under you and ends on an extremely miserable and unpleasant note.

If the back of the box said "an exploration of the futility of existence in impoverished Kyrgyzstan" You would at least know what you were getting. All that stuff in the write-up about light love and laughter is not really true as the ending of this film smashes any of the humanity that goes before it.

If I'd had a better expectation of the film I probably would have enjoyed it more but it's practically sold as a comedy and is in fact a tragedy.


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