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Time Out says

Set in the sun-blasted countryside of Kazakhstan, Guka Omarova's austere, visually striking debut trails 15-year-old schizophrenic Mustafa (Nussuppaev) as he haunts the fringes of an illegal bare-knuckle fighting circuit with his mother's gangster boyfriend. Aided by Hasanbek Kydyraliyev's indelible photography, Omarova exhibits a painterly eye for barren prairies and incongruous architecture, as well as a documentarian's attention to mundane detail (weathered faces, indigenous food, a boiling kettle) and the odd rhythms of cash-hungry Kazakh life
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Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Gulshad Omarova
  • Screenwriter:Gulshad Omarova, Sergei Bodrov
  • Cast:
    • Olzhas Nusuppaev
    • Eduard Tabyschev
    • Olga Landina
    • Bakhytbek Baymukhanbetov
    • Soukhorukov
    • Gulnara Jeralieva
    • Kanagat Nurtay
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