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A man named Charles leaves his country, France, for Kazakhstan...

The first contacts are surprising. History has gone faster than he thought...

The unexpected meeting with Ulzhan changes his route and his life...
Genre Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Volker Schlöndorff
Screenplay Jean-Claude Carrière
Cinematography Tom Fährmann
Beatrice Pettovich, Peter Adam
Aleksandr Rorokin
Cast David Bennent, Ayanat Ksenbai, Philippe Torreton
Producers Volker Schlöndorff, Sergey Azimov, Régis Ghezelbash
Production Company Fly Times Pictures/Paris, in co-production with Volksfilm/Potsdam, Kazakhfilm Studio/Almaty, Project Images Films/Meylan, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE France Cinéma/Paris
Runtime 105 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Cannes 2007 (60th Anniversary Tribute), Toronto 2007 (Masters), Warsaw 2007, Torino 2007, Berlin 2008 (German Cinema), Hong Kong 2008, Sofia 2008, Istanbul 2008, Viareggio 2008, Koltata 2008, Kerala 2008, Camerimage Lodz 2009, La Rochelle 2017
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, CNC, Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Transasia Development, Total, Chaumet
German Distributor X Verleih

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