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Ulzhan (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 December 2007 (Germany)
Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »

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Jean-Claude Carrière (scenario), Jean-Marie Cambacérès (original idea) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Philippe Torreton ... Charles
Ayanat Ksenbai Ayanat Ksenbai ... Ulzhan
David Bennent ... Shakuni
Maximilien Muller Maximilien Muller ... Eric
Olga Landina Olga Landina ... Olga
Serguey Urimtchev Serguey Urimtchev ... Geologist
Andrei Passagenikov Andrei Passagenikov ... Photographer
Zhaina Abdieva Zhaina Abdieva ... Kazakh woman
Marek Brodzki ... Manager
Marhabat Sarkitpueva Marhabat Sarkitpueva ... Fashion show commentator
Turakhan Sadykova Turakhan Sadykova ... Grand-mother
Vladimir Aryskin Vladimir Aryskin ... Painter
Tanyrbergen Berdongarov Tanyrbergen Berdongarov ... Patron
Shamshagui Mendiyarova Shamshagui Mendiyarova ... Woman Shaman
Zhaksybek Kurmanbekov Zhaksybek Kurmanbekov ... Men Shaman
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Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or glory. He's looking for a way to heal his wounded soul. He's looking for love. Ulzhan felt it the first time she laid eyes on him. Written by Nicholas Kaiser

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treasure | steppe | quest | map | mountain | See All (21) »

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Love sometimes lies at the end of the world

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Drama

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Featured in Metropolis: Cannes 2007 - Special (2007) See more »

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Harrison Ford meets Cold Mountain meets the Asian Steppes
17 May 2009 | by rddaviesSee all my reviews

Torreton looks like a French Harrison Ford - who confronts adversity with puppy dog eyes and a grimace. The plot is Cold Mountain which is itself I guess the Odyssey - a long journey in the company of others, where a series of encounters take place, each a bit stranger than the next. As others have said *nothing* in this movie objectively makes sense. I can't think of a single scene that could happen the way it is portrayed in real life. Not one. Certainly not the beginning of the movie where the principal character is going to walk across the desert, dressed in somewhat formal clothes carrying a satchel? Or the one where he's arrested by the security folks and then let go with apologies and money? To they guy who sells words, to the girl who just decides to go with him. I don't buy it.


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Kazakhstan | Germany | France

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French | Kazakh | Russian

Release Date:

13 December 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ulzhan - Das vergessene Licht See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan

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$274,971
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