The Wounded Angel

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The Wounded Angel (Ranenyy Angel)

Directed by Emir Baigazin

  • Kazakhstan, Germany, France 2016; 113 min
  • Original version: Kazakh, Russian
  • Genre: Drama
    • FIPRESCI Award - Eurasia IFF


Four loosely connected stories set in a small town in Kazakhstan at the beginning of the 90s, a time of transition from the Soviet era to a new state inscribed with emotional and economic depression. Each of the four main characters, all of whom are 13 years old, must go through a painful transition themselves; this presents them with a moral dilemma. They turn from being children – or ‘angels’ – to grown-ups, and are wounded along the way.



    Julien Rejl