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Ayka (2018)

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A poor migrant woman in Moscow struggles with her life.

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Sergei Dvortsevoy
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11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samal Yeslyamova ... Ayka
Zhipara Abdilaeva Zhipara Abdilaeva ... Chinara
Sergey Mazur Sergey Mazur ... Veterinarian
David Alaverdyan David Alaverdyan ... Flat Owner
Andrey Kolyadov Andrey Kolyadov ... Policeman
Slava Agashkin Slava Agashkin ... Car Wash Owner
Azamat Satimbaev Azamat Satimbaev ... Child Buyer
Galina Kravets Galina Kravets ... Nurse
Askhat Kuchencherekov Askhat Kuchencherekov ... Poultry Production Supervisor
Kenzhebek Karybaev Kenzhebek Karybaev ... Urmat
Nurzhamal Mamadalieva Nurzhamal Mamadalieva ... Fatima
Nurzhan Kunnozarova Nurzhan Kunnozarova ... Rosa
Umida Serozhova Umida Serozhova ... Gynocologist
Anastasia Marchuk Anastasia Marchuk ... Doctor
Larisa Firsova Larisa Firsova ... Dachsund Owner
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A poor migrant woman in Moscow struggles with her life.

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Drama

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Ayka's lead actress Samal Yeslyamova won best Best Actress at Cannes FIlm Festival in 2018. See more »

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Uncomfortably real
1 February 2019 | by musiczimmerSee all my reviews

It's not easy to watch. The story, as it unveils , makes one clinching hands and seems to affect viewer physically. It's graphic but remains real, almost like a documentary. There's no music (as a film score), no chance for even a short break from heavy grip of what seems to be reality. And I believe it is reality, with fictional characters and acted out (in a most convincing way). It's a reality that you won't normally hear of, unless you know someone who's forced into it. That's why it's definitely worth watching, worth grinding your teeth in discomfort. Hopefully, it will at least make us think, feel and act differently when next time we encounter someone from that kind of reality.


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Language:

Russian | Kirghiz

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajka See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,523
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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