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by Elkin Tuychiev




Director: Elkin Tuychiev

Script: Elkin Tuychiev

Cinematographer: Rustam Murodov

Settings: Akmal Saidov

Sound: Abdukahhor Karimov

Cast: Nazym Tulyahodjaev, Mirmahsud Okhunov

Production: Uzbekfilm

Year: 2010

35 mm, Colour, 90 min, 
OV Uzbek with English Subtitles
French Electronic Subtitles

International Premiere

A TV engineer lives and works in the countryside. His life is made of daily duties: family, work, small repairs at home. He constantly quarrels with his younger brother who teaches in the city and does not want to settle down. One day, our character is struck by lightning. He then starts considering the world in a new light, as a huge mystery. He has to solve this mystery not to go out of his mind. “What I wanted to show in this film is not so much real Uzbekistan as the fact that bad things finally surface if one is not cautious about one’s life. The film is about the myth of the Minotaur. The younger brother mentions it with words of no consequence for him whereas the elder brother understands the words with the weight of his experience, and they have a real meaning for him. Spirituality is getting lost in today society. It is but a sheer optional supplement. I think we are all in danger if we carry on living like that. Something horrible may happen. And after serious incidents, there is always a postscript.“


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