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Crew:

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev
Screenplay: Darezhan Omirbayev
DOP: Boris Trochev
Production: Kazakhfilm Studio

Cardiogram

A film by Darezhan Omirbayev

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A 12-year-old boy from the isolated steppes in Khazakstan gets his first taste of the outside world when he is sent to a children's clinic with a treatable heart condition in this Kazakh drama. While in the clinic, Zhasulan meets other boys and even girls. It is there that he gets his first taste of the pain and pleasure of love when he falls for a kindly young nurse. His crush becomes a bit of an obsession and he spies on her frequently; even sneaking peeks at her through a shower-stall peephole.
  • Cast:

    Ahasulan Asauov, Gulnara Dusmatova, Baurzhan Ishanov, Iljas Kalymbetov, Saul Toktybaeva, Serik Zhubandykov
  • Original Title:

    Kardiogramma
  • Country:

    Kazakhstan
  • Year:

    1995
  • 115' Subtitles: Portuguese

Crew:

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev
Screenplay: Darezhan Omirbayev
DOP: Boris Trochev
Production: Kazakhfilm Studio

Director

Darezhan Omirbayev

Director and Screenwriter, 1958, Kazakhstan. Acclaimed by Jean-Luc Godard as "one of the most astonishing filmmakers working today", Darezhan Omirbayev studied applied mathematics in Kazakhstan, later embracing cinema and moving to Russia in 1983.  After a brief foray into film critic, he directed Kairat, his first feature-film, in 1991, earning the FIPRESCI Prize at the Locarno Film Festival. Endowed with an outstanding sensibility to detail, Omirbayev is able to portray, in every social microcosm that composes his work, the monotony of everyday life in Kazakhstan and the little nothings that define human existence.
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