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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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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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Ayka was shortlisted for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

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23 February 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

The camera is focus on 1 character: we share the calvary of Ayka during a few days. Be prepared for a 100 minutes apnea!


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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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