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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chulpan Khamatova ... Mamlakat
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Nasreddin
Ato Mukhamedzhanov 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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The allegory of Luna Papa
5 November 2004 | by acw202See all my reviews

The film is a pre-Enlightenment allegory, or the description of one thing under the guise of another. Certainly not social utopianism or realism. The young woman tempts the mortal laws by defying custom and the material world. She wants to follow her spirit and a craving for Shakespeare and the world of Orpheus. She is compelled to bring forth the child . . . or the longing of her soul. She suffers various hardships and adventures on her journey, sometimes comically and ineptly aided by her hapless buffoon father and idiot-savant brother. Only when she leaves the earth can the mysterious birth occur in the coupling of the female with the male.


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