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The Adopted Son (1998)

Beshkempir (original title)
In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Aktan Arym Kubat (as Aktan Abdykalykov)

Writers:

Avtandil Adikulov, Aktan Arym Kubat (as Aktan Abdykalykov) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Mirlan Abdykalykov Mirlan Abdykalykov ... Beshkempir
Adir Abilkassimov Adir Abilkassimov
Mirlan Cinkozoev Mirlan Cinkozoev
Bakit Dzhylkychiev Bakit Dzhylkychiev
Albina Imasheva Albina Imasheva ... Aynura
Talai Mederov Talai Mederov
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In a Kyrgyz village, five older women adopt an infant foundling. Jump ahead about 12 years: the boy, Beshkempir, is entering puberty, the age, his granny says, when life goes berserk. He plays with friends, horsing around, sniggering about sex, going to an outdoor movie. He works, fishing and making bricks of mud. And, he's starting to notice girls. He and his best friend fight, and he learns to his consternation that he's a foundling. A death in the family pushes Beshkempir even faster toward adult roles: he must brush tears from his eyes, lead a funeral procession, and reconcile with his friend. Then, he borrows a bicycle and calls on Aynura: courtship begins. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Kyrgyzstan | France

Language:

Kirghiz

Release Date:

10 February 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adopted Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Bar-Boulak, Kyrgyzstan

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Dolby SR
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Official submission of Kyrgyzstan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. See more »

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Referenced in Pirated Copy (2004) See more »

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A very silent, wonderful movie
20 July 2000 | by Katharina-2See all my reviews

Beshkempir is one of the resonable rare films which does not overfill you with a lot of pictures. The story is very simple - the growing up of a young boy in a rural part in Kirgistan - but it contains in a way the whole "meaning of life". The growing up from child to a young adult is shown in a tremendous poetic way


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