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The Light Thief (2010)

Svet-Ake (original title)
The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Aktan Arym Kubat Aktan Arym Kubat ... Svet-Ake
Taalaikan Abazova Taalaikan Abazova ... Bermet
Askat Sulaimanov Askat Sulaimanov ... Bekzat - businessman
Asan Amanov Asan Amanov ... Esen - old mayor
Stanbek Toichubaev Stanbek Toichubaev ... Mansur - new mayor
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The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the binding bridge between the geopolitical problems of post-soviet space and the common people. The economic devastation of the country had an enormous impact on the industrial workers and yet despite the upheaval, these people did not seize to love and suffer, to have and be friends and to enjoy their lives. In particular our resilient electrician, who possesses a wonderful and open heart. He not only brings electric light (which is often out) to the lives of the inhabitants of this small city, but he also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life and mainly laughter. Written by Anonymous

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Kirghiz

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2 March 2011 (France) See more »

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Official submission of Kyrgyzstan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. See more »

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The movie is far better than its negative comments
9 July 2017 | by diane-34See all my reviews

Diane and I just viewed this marvellous film from Kyrgyzstan and although it was simple by Hollywood standards it was infinitely more engrossing.

No, The Light Thief has nothing that would hold the interest of a pre-adolescent; it is a caring, sensitive film that delves into a number of human emotions that are far too deep for Hollywood script writers.

I must allow my comments to end at this point because of the simplicity of the script; the script is simple not because it is childish, no it is infinitely more profound than my simple words can explain. In fact, the script éxplores complex issues that are beyond that which Western viewers are comfortable. These issues are not complex but they demand a degree of appreciation that overly sophisticated audiences today are, perhaps, incapable.


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