BOPEM

By Zhanna ISSABAYEVA

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Drama - Completed 2015


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Warsaw FF 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KAZAKHSTAN
    • Languages
    • KAZAKH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zhanna ISSABAYEVA
    • Writer(s)
    • Zhanna ISSABAYEVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Zhanna ISSABAYEVA (SUN PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • Rayan is a 14-years old teenager. He lives alone on the territory of dried Aral Sea. He used to have a lovely mother. They enjoyed walking along the beach, watching ships and talk. When Rayan was five, his mother died in front of him in a car crash. Rayan also witnessed the death of the Aral Sea. “The sea was gone with mother.” Rayan is missing his mother and still goes to the former beach, but there he sees sand instead of water and a rotten ship.One day Rayan is being told at a hospital that he is sick with a life-threatening disease. There is a cure, but little chance that Rayan receives quota for a free surgery from the state and he does not have money for regular surgery. Waiting line for quota is long but Rayan only has 2-3 months left to live.

      Rayan goes to his “old friend” – an old rotten ship and finds torn flag of Soviet period. Since Rayan might die any moment, he decides avenge people guilty in his tragical life first. He kills the police officer who ran over his mother and then he kills his father who took a bribe from that police officer, letting him get away with it.

      However, revenge does not bring Rayan satisfaction, in contrary, he only suffers more. Rayan does not plan killing his aunt, sister of his father, but he does kill her as well. Rayan fixes the flag (the one he finds and repairs) on to the rusty old ship in order to start the “endless journey”. At this moment he is being told that he is given a quota for a free surgery from the state.
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