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The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chulpan Khamatova ... Mamlakat
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Nasreddin
Ato Mukhamedzhanov ... Safar
Merab Ninidze ... Alik
Polina Raykina Polina Raykina ... Khabibula (voice)
Nikolay Fomenko Nikolay Fomenko ... Yassir
Lola Mirzorakhimova Lola Mirzorakhimova ... Zube
Sherali Abdulkajsov Sherali Abdulkajsov ... Akbar
Dinmukhamet Akhimov Dinmukhamet Akhimov ... Gynecologist
Azalbek Nazriyev Azalbek Nazriyev ... Alisher Khamrayev
Aleftina Galiyeva Aleftina Galiyeva ... Dancer
Barvina Gulyamova Barvina Gulyamova ... Dancer
Leila Nikajlova Leila Nikajlova ... Dancer
Sofya Amrulina Sofya Amrulina ... Dancer
Mukhayo Karimova Mukhayo Karimova ... Dancer
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Storyline

The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (Bleibtreu) in a small village in Central Asia. One night she is seduced by an actor from a traveling troupe, who poses as a friend of Tom Cruise, and makes her pregnant. She tries to abort, but her father and brother become determined to find the seducer, setting in motion a cascade of comic adventures. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Atlanta Films | Official Russian Site | See more »

Language:

Russian | Tajik | Uzbek

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Tajikistan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

An entire brick village was built for the making of the film, including street, canals and the harbor, and had to be rebuilt after a flooding. See more »

Goofs

After the pilot gives Mamlakat the fish, he jumps into an open window while wearing a scarf and an unzipped jacket. The following moment, when he is shown from inside the room, the scarf is gone and the jacket is mostly zipped up. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Un sogno fatto in Sicilia (2000) See more »

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khudojnazarov calls it traditional tragicomedy; we call it monty python in russia.
22 September 1999 | by snadmanSee all my reviews

if we'd missed this film, we'd have had to fly to russia or sweden to see it. what an expensive night at the cinema that would prove. (is there a distributor out there reading this? we've got a big *HINT* stick we'd like to hit you with.)

we laughed and gaped through the entire film. we saw it at the toronto international film festival. mr khudojnazarov fielded questions after the premier. we asked about the scene with the cow; we believe he called it something akin to "an act of god".

please, see it and promote charming, intelligent directors who make charming, intelligent movies.

ps, you'll find out what happened to manni after lola ran with her DM.


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