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A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in the clutches of a tradition.

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Madina Talipbek ...
Aksana (as Madina Talipbekova)
Kanat Abdahmanov ...
Sezim's Father
Jandat Djamanbaeva ...
Dayrbek's Grandmother
Taalaykan Abazova ...
Sezim's Mother
Nurbek Esengazy Uulu ...
Dayrbek
Alina Turdumamatova ...
Sezim
Madina Talipbekova
Sheker Joomartova ...
Dayrbek's Mother
Aybike Erkinbekova ...
Aygul (Sezim's Sister)

Directed by

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Maria Brendle

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Maria Brendle ... ()

Produced by

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Mariana Méndez Alejandre ... executive producer
Flavio Gerber ... producer
Nadine Lüchinger ... producer
Jaime Ray Newman ... executive producer
Marc Pannia ... executive producer
Martin Skalsky ... co-producer
Darren Strowger ... executive producer

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Martin Skalsky

Cinematography by

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Gabriel Sandru

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Luca Zuberbühler ... (as Luca Zuberbuehler)

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Mirjana de Rosa ... post-production coordinator
Urs Westermann ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Elchibek Shamenov

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Fatima Kacyvova

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Cholpon Saitova ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Nadine Boller ... production manager

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Michael Duss ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Ivo Schläpfer ... sound recordist

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Billy Bains ... post-production coordinator
Juergen Kupka ... Colorist

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Chinara Suimenalieva ... script supervisor

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Benoit Berthe Siward ... Publicist

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Plot Summary

Sezim (19) wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There she's forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks for a way out. Written by Maria Brendle

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Also Known As
  • Toma y corre (Spain)
  • Хапай і тікай (Ukraine)
  • Хватай и беги (Russia)
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  • 38 min
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