17 year old Mamlakat dreams of being an actress. Unfortunately this is a rather difficult plan in the village in Uzbekistan where she lives. As a theatre company visits the town on tour she considers her chance to be come. Even though she misses the show she doesn’t miss one of the actors later that night. Shortly afterwards she comes to know that she is pregnant. To find out who the father of her child is she embarks on a journey across central Asia, together with her father and brother. Thereby they meet a lot of shady characters, including a marriage impostor.

Russia/Austria/Germany/Switzerland 1999
Regie: Bakhtiyar Khudojnazarov
100min, 35mm, Farbe, OmU

2011, Archive, Retrospektive

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