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Centaur (2017)

Centaur lives a modest life with his family in rural Kyrgyzstan until he abruptly becomes the center of attention when he is caught stealing a racehorse at night. A story inspired by the myth when horses became the wings of men.


Aktan Arym Kubat
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nuraly Tursunkojoev Nuraly Tursunkojoev ... Nurberdi
Zarema Asanalieva Zarema Asanalieva ... Maripa
Aktan Arym Kubat Aktan Arym Kubat ... Centaur
Taalaikan Abazova Taalaikan Abazova ... Sharapat
Ilim Kalmuratov Ilim Kalmuratov ... Sadyr
Bolot Tentimyshov Bolot Tentimyshov ... Karabay
Maksat Mamyrkanov Maksat Mamyrkanov ... Teit
Gulmira Tursunbaeva Gulmira Tursunbaeva
Ulan Omuraliev Ulan Omuraliev
Cholpon Saitova Cholpon Saitova
Erkine Bouljourov Erkine Bouljourov ... (as Erkin Boljurov)
Kerim Akmatov Kerim Akmatov
Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev ... (as Dogdurbek Kydyraliev)
Kanat Mamyrkanov Kanat Mamyrkanov
Adyl Bolorbek Uulu Adyl Bolorbek Uulu


Centaur is a quiet, small and modest man, a loving father of a little boy that has never spoken a word and the husband of young, deaf-mute Maripa. Together they lead a simple life in a small village of Kyrgyzstan. Centaur is above all a respected man among his neighbors, a man beyond any suspicion, but he has a belief deeply rooted inside him. He still believes that Kyrgyz people once united and invincible thanks to their horses, have been punished by Heavens for misusing that power to achieve their mercenary goals; Beyond any suspicion, Centaur becomes a horse thief, as he thinks only a genuine racer riding at night and praying for forgiveness can write off the curse. But his well-hidden secret cannot be kept for long. When the truth shines, he will need to decide the destiny of his family, co-villagers and his own. Written by The Match Factory

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Kyrgyzstan's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. See more »


References Chapayev (1934) See more »

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6 June 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A film who I adore it. for special form of poetry of story. for the fine portrait of outsider. for the great photography. for the admirable, touching end. it is not easy to say why "Centaur" is special. because it is not the film who you expect. the embroidery of crumbs of myth, a poor family, the dreams about a legendary age, the games with the son and their heart are pieces defining this ppure gem.

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Arabic | Kirghiz | Sign Languages

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (Kyrgyzstan) See more »

Also Known As:

Centaure See more »

Filming Locations:

Issyk-kul, Kyrgyzstan See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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