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The Gentle Indifference of the World (2018)

Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (original title)
After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left ... See full summary »

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov
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Credited cast:
Sultan Abzalov Sultan Abzalov ... Bailiff
Tulemis Alishev Tulemis Alishev ... Bailiff
Dinara Baktybaeva ... Saltanat
Kulzhamilya Belzhanova Kulzhamilya Belzhanova ... Saltanat's mother
Kuandyk Dyussembaev ... Kuandyk
Yerken Gubashev Yerken Gubashev ... Haim
Arken Ibdimin Arken Ibdimin ... Zakir
Bauyrzhan Kaptagai Bauyrzhan Kaptagai ... Zambeke
Teoman Khos Teoman Khos ... Aman
Konstantin Kozlov Konstantin Kozlov ... Lawyer
Sergey Makeyenko Sergey Makeyenko ... Police officer
Victoria Mukhamedzhanova Victoria Mukhamedzhanova ... Mistress
Nurbek Mukushev Nurbek Mukushev ... District police officer
Adiya Mussina Adiya Mussina ... Mistress
Yergali Saukhimov Yergali Saukhimov ... New friend
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After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left behind, in order to save her mother from jail. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure his sweetheart is safe. Saltanat's uncle introduces her to a possible groom, who promises to pay off her family's debts. But Saltanat's hopes are dashed, when she discovers that the men in this city don't keep their word. When Kuandyk tries to help Saltanat get the money through other ways, he ends up finding himself in more trouble than he bargained for. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up, no matter what the odds.

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Drama

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THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD is opening FICLO - International Film and Literature Festival of Olhão #ficlo
26 March 2019 | by FICLOSee all my reviews

Following the premature death of her father, Saltanat is forced to trade in her idyllic life in the countryside for the city. In order to save her mother from prison, she has to find money to pay off the great family debt that her father left after dying. She is accompanied and protected on this trip by her friend Kuandyk. But Saltanat and Kuandyk rebel against that strange and unfair world, and they do so as in Camus's The Rebel: 'All the generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present'. The film's title comes from The Stranger - it is a quote from towards the end of Camus' novel, when the protagonist Meursault accepts his end with equanimity. The film is a beautiful materialization of the literature and philosophy of Albert Camus. Its characters are searching for meaning in a world which seems absurd to a certain human logic, human life being, simply, as white cotton flowers spread through the fields of Kazakhstan.


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Country:

Kazakhstan | France

Language:

Kazakh | Russian

Release Date:

24 October 2018 (France) See more »

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