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Drugoe nebo (Dmitri Mamulia)

CinemaxX 3 -
Russland Spielfilm
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Russland 2010 | Farbe | 86 min | OmeU


Ali ist Schafhirte. Als seine Herde verendet, verlässt er die karge Steppe, um mit seinem Sohn im fernen Moskau jene Frau zu suchen, die sie vor Jahren verlassen hat – für die beiden Fremdlinge aus der Provinz der Beginn einer  endlosen Odyssee durch die anonymen Häuserschluchten der Metropole. Ein berührendes Plädoyer für den Fremden in jedem von uns.



The arid Central Asian steppe. Ali and his son collect dead sheep. The boy misses his mother who has been out of touch since leaving for a better life in Moscow. They decide to find her. The big city offers them the fate of the   gastarbeiter: occasional income and a hand-to-mouth existence. Ali speaks to the police, contacts the Uzbek community, and tirelessly makes the rounds from kiosk to hospital to market.  And he patiently bears all insults... The  film unfolds journalistically, documenting without bias the lifestyle and livelihood of a man on the edge, in foreign surroundings that essentially force him to communicate intuitively. Just as he fails to notice dramatic world events  reported on the television news, the outside world doesn’t notice his internal drama. He’s merely goods on the work market, likened to trees cut down by an ingenious machine that removes the branches and bark, and then cuts  up the bare trunks into preset lengths. And the chips fly...