STRANGER

STRANGER // ZHAT

By Yermek TURSUNOV

KAZAKHFILM JSC - as PROD / FEST

Drama - Completed 2015

A slave is not the one captured and shackled in chains but the one who dares not to think of living without it

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Contemporary World Cinema
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2015
Official Selection
Eurasia 2015
Official Selection - Best Actor
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • KAZAKHSTAN
    • Languages
    • KAZAKH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yermek TURSUNOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Yermek TURSUNOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Kanat TOREBAY (Tursunov Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The story centres on Ilyas, played by Yerzhan Nurymbet, a young man who survived the famine of the 1930s, Stalinist deportation and Second World War by retreating in a cave to live off the land, but finds himself battling society in a bid to retain his freedom.

      His secluded and nomadic life has not prepared him for the dramatic developments in his Soviet-era community, even though he tries his best to connect with the villagers.
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