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Luna Papa (1999)

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 overview, first billed only:
... Mamlakat
... Nasreddin
Ato Mukhamedzhanov ... Safar
... Alik
Polina Raykina ... Khabibula (voice)
Nikolay Fomenko ... Yassir
Lola Mirzorakhimova ... Zube
Sherali Abdulkajsov ... Akbar
Dinmukhamet Akhimov ... Gynecologist
Azalbek Nazriyev ... Alisher Khamrayev
Aleftina Galiyeva ... Dancer
Barvina Gulyamova ... Dancer
Leila Nikajlova ... Dancer
Sofya Amrulina ... Dancer
Mukhayo Karimova ... Dancer
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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 (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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31 March 2000 (Russia)  »

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Moon Father  »

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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 »

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

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Sheer Fantasy!
1 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was finally able to catch this movie after missing it here at the film festival a couple of years ago. I must say that the wait was certainly worth it. The visual presentation of the movie is spectacular and the lovely endearing yet perverse story line only further adds to the experience of watching. The characterizations are wonderful and the manic nature of most of the characters brings an energy to the story. My favourite scenes were the "kidnap" ventures and the wonderful shots of the water - the colours are breathtaking. I will certainly have to see this one again before it disappears!!


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