The Gentle Indifference of the World

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    The Gentle Indifference of the World

    Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira

    Directed by

    Kazakhstan, France

    2018

    100 min

    • Kazakh

    Drama

    After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left behind, in order to save her mother from jail. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure his sweetheart is safe. Saltanat's uncle introduces her to a possible groom, who promises to pay off her family's debts. But Saltanat's hopes are dashed, when she discovers that the men in this city don't keep their word. When Kuandyk tries to help Saltanat get the money through other ways, he ends up finding himself in more trouble than he bargained for. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up, no matter what the odds.

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    Cast
    Sultan Abzalov
    Tulemis Alishev
    Dinara Baktybaeva
    Screenplay
    Roelof Jan Minneboo
    Adilkhan Yerzhanov
    Cinematography
    Aydar Sharipov
    Music
    Nurassyl Nuridin
    Sales
    BETA CINEMA
    Production
    ARIZONA FILMS
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    SHORT BROTHERS
    Adilkhan Yerzhanov

    Adilkhan Yerzhanov

    Kazakhstan

    Adilkhan Yerzhanov was born in 1982 in the Jezkazgan region of Kazakhstan. In 2009, he finished his studies in film directing at the Kazakhstan National Academy of Arts, and was then able to continue his training in New York thanks to a bursary. In 1999, he received accolades for the first Kazakh animation series KOZY-KORPESH AND BAYAN-SULU. He made several shorts and features, among which THE OWNERS (2014), which premiered at Cannes and was subsequently screened and awarded at many film festivals all over the world. His film, THE PLAGUE AT THE KARATAS VILLAGE (2016), had its world premiere at IFF Rotterdam. His latest film is A DARK DARK MAN (2019).

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