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Tulpan

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy   Cast: Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Ondas Besikbasov, Samal Esljamova, Askhat Kuchencherekov, Bereke Turganbayev
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
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Genre

Comedy

Producer

Karl Baumgartner

Distributor

Zeitgeist Films

Release Date

Apr 1, 2009

Release Notes

NY

Review

Remarkable look at life among Kazakh shepherds mixes bizarre humor, quirky characters, and stunningly shot naturalism into a strange hybrid of narrative and documentary, full of transcendently beautiful moments.

Extreme (lamb) birth

The scene in which the protagonist, played by Askhat Kuchinchirekov, nervously helps a swollen, howling ewe as she gives birth is exactly what it looks like. The filmmakers waited for one of thousands of sheep to go into labor, then captured the exhilarating, satisfying, and endearing result.

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