A DARK, DARK MAN

11/15/2020 05:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Kazakhstan/France 2019 130 min Kazakh-Russian original version with German and English subtitles
German premiere

by Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Script: Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Roelof Jan Minneboo, DoP: Aydar Sharipov, Editor: Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Production: Astana Film Fund, Short Brothers, Arizona Productions, Producers: Serik Abishev, Olga Khlasheva, Cast: Daniyar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybayeva, Teoman Khos

A young man is found murdered in a tiny Kazakh village. Detective Bekzat is assigned to the case and promptly provided with a perpetrator by his “higher-ups”: mentally handicapped Pekuar. Criminals in these parts are “caught” through corruption, torture and arbitrary methods. When Bekzat moves to close the case, young journalist Ariana nixes his plans and triggers a collapse of the corrupt system in this black tragicomedy.

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov, born in Dzhezkazgan/Kazakhstan in 1982, studied film directing at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts up to 2009. After graduating, he continued to study in New York. Alongside many shorts, he has written and directed full-length feature films and a documentary. In 2013, he participated in the goEast Competition with CONSTRUCTORS, returning in 2019 with THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD, for which he was given the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director as well as the FIPRESCI Award for Best Fiction Feature.

Filmography: 2013 CONSTRUCTORS, 2014 THE OWNERS, 2018 NIGHT GOD; THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD, 2019 A DARK, DARK MAN

Contact
Short Brothers
Olga Khlasheva
Kazakhstan
olga.khlasheva@gmail.com