A Dark, Dark Man
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Script: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Cinematographer: Aydar Sharipov
Editing: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Music: Galymzhan Moldanazar
Cast: Daniyar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybayeva, Teoman Khos
Prod: Astana Film Fund, Short Brothers, Arizona Production
18 rue des Cendriers
75 020 Paris
Tel.: 0033 9 54 52 55 72
DCP, Color, 100 min,
OV Kazakh with French Subtitles
San Sebastian 2019 & Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2019
Bekzat is a young police officer who is already well-versed in the corruption rife on the Kazakh steppes. A boy is murdered in a village. Given the task of covering up yet another affair of fatal attacks on young boys, Detective Bekzat wants to wrap up the inquiries quickly: after all, the perpetrator has already been found by local police officers. But when a pugnacious, resolute woman journalist arrives from the city, things are made difficult for him by her intervention and everything falls to pieces.
The cowboy of the steppes is no longer quite so sure of himself. For the first time in his career, Bekzat must conduct a real investigation according to procedure.