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Ága (2018)

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In the far north, Sedna and Nanook dream of bringing back their family together. After Sedna's death, Nanook walks a long way to find his daughter Ága, who ran away years ago.

Director:

Milko Lazarov

Writers:

Simeon Ventsislavov (screenplay), Milko Lazarov (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Aprosimov Mikhail Aprosimov ... Nanook
Feodosia Ivanova Feodosia Ivanova ... Sedna
Sergei Egorov Sergei Egorov ... Chena
Galina Tikhonova Galina Tikhonova ... Aga
Afanasiy Kylaev Afanasiy Kylaev ... Truck driver
Hector Hector ... Dog
Ilya Onoprov Ilya Onoprov ... Dog's trainer
Maria Spiridonova Maria Spiridonova ... Mouth drum player
Sandaara Tikhonova Sandaara Tikhonova ... Aga (child)
Timur Savin Timur Savin ... Military Man 1 (as Timur Savvin)
Vladimir Skryabin Vladimir Skryabin ... Military Man 2 (as Vlad Skryabin)
Konstantin Lazarev Konstantin Lazarev ... European Man (as Konstantin Lazarov)
Teodor Fichev Teodor Fichev ... Mine Worker
Valeria Hildebrandt Valeria Hildebrandt ... Mine Worker 2 (as Valeriy Gildebrand)
Sardana Savvina Sardana Savvina ... Broadcaster 1
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In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing - slowly, but inevitably. Hunting becomes more and more difficult, the animals around them die from inexplicable deaths and the ice has been melting earlier every year. Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world - and to their daughter Ága, who has left the icy tundra a long time ago due to family feud. When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfill her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.

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Drama

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Working title for the project was "Nanook". It was later changed for legal reasons. See more »

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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

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Children of Mother Earth
6 January 2021 | by ArctiaCajaSee all my reviews

Being truly one with Mother Earth, accepting and embracing Her is not an easy choice to make. She is beautiful and graceful, but also fierce and can be unforgiving. However, for someone "whose heart just knows", everything is a part of the journey: cold, hunger and even death.

For the real Earth dwellers, our ludicrous efforts to protect Mother Earth must cause a bitter smile: we recycle plastic when it should not exist in the first place; we produce poison but put avocado oil in it; we become vegan to show our respect to animals then force veganism upon them; and we sweep the floor while a bomb is ticking under it. The genuine emotions and actions eventually become trends and drift further away from their core. We lose our ground, we forget our Home. The illusion that is created by the so-called civilised world and we so eagerly swallow, reveals its very nature in films such as Ága.

The simple life that the characters lead can also be deceptive to the eyes of a human who is used to the chaos of "modern" world. The simplicity is in fact very chaotic, and can be deadly when one does not know how to survive in such harsh conditions. The grief is also present as it is inevitable when an emotional bond forms between two creatures: it may occur after an interaction although it is not a necessity depending on your world view.

The serene ambiance of the film does not only stem from the environment and their living conditions but also from their approach, which is very elegant and filled with love that speaks loudly enough if you care to listen.

If the life depicted in this film bores you, then it is not for you, you do not have to relate to everything; there is a world for all of us, as long as we respect one another.

Peace


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Country:

Bulgaria | Germany | France

Language:

Yakut

Release Date:

4 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Yakutia, Russia

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,553, 8 September 2019

Gross USA:

$35,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,178
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2.35 : 1
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