By Aktan Arym KUBAT

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Drama - Completed 2010

& Awards

Directors' Fortnight 2010
Directors' Fortnight
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aktan Arym KUBAT
    • Writer(s)
    • Aktan Arym KUBAT
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/1CBD-6F62-5BBB-8C19-2EBE-2
    • Producer(s)
    • Cedomir KOLAR (A.S.A.P. Films), Marc BASCHET (A.S.A.P. Films), Thanassis KARATHANOS (Pallas Films)
    • Synopsis
    • The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the binding bridge between the geopolitical problems of post-soviet space and the common people. And the lives of common people often have an independent trajectory. The economic devastation of the country had an enormous impact on the industrial workers and yet despite the upheaval, these people did not seize to love and suffer, to have and be friends and to enjoy their lives... In particular our resilient electrician, who possesses a wonderful and open heart. He not only brings electric light (which is often out) to the lives
      of the inhabitants of this small city, but he also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life and mainly laughter.
      Everybody needs him: those who have problems with their electric wiring, and those who have problems with their marriage, those who possess the power in the city, and those who have lost the energy in their lives. He manages to help everyone. He even rewinds the counter of an old and lonely pensioner so that she didn’t owe the State but rather the State owed her for her electric
      energy consumption.
      It is not a gloating delight over the helplessness of
      politicians in the face of economic problems; it is a lifeasserting power during major social ataclysms.