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The Chimp

The Chimp

A Feature film by Aktan Arym Kubat

Produced by Noé Productions Int.

Release in France : 23/01/2002

    Synopsis

    A desolate, restless small town lost in the industrial wastelands of Kirghizstan. Plagued by boredom, confusion and sex - all the usual agonies of adolescence - 17-year old Chimp and his friends are killing time before undergoing military service, fighting, partying and working in the railyard. Chimp has more than his share of problems. His pretty, capricious girlfriend causes him nothing but heartache, his father is a self-loathing chronic alcoholic, and his long-suffering mother has had enough: she leaves, taking Chimp's kid sister with her. Through a succession of trials by turns hilarious and painful, fraught encounters with the harsh realities of the adult life that awaits him, troubled by self-doubt and the violent incomprehension that surrounds him, Chimp's indomitable inner spirit begins to emerge. Uncertain at first, it grows ever stronger in the face of adversity. Gradually those around him are touched, changed, their eyes opened. Chimp enters into manhood, and leaves his village behind. The world is waiting.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Noé Productions Int.

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

    Foreign production companies :

    Bitters End, Studio Beshkempir

    French distribution :

    Haut et Court

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    Photos (2)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Frédérique Dumas, Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar

    Director of Photography :

    Hassan Kydyraliev

    Production Manager :

    Gulmira Kerimoua

    Editors :

    Tilek Mambetova, Natalia Vavilkina

    Music Composer :

    Alexander Yurtaev

    Screenwriters :

    Aktan Arym Kubat, Avtandil Adykoulov, Tonino Guerra

    Sound Recordist :

    Bakyt Niyazaliev

    Press Attachés (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci, Tony Arnoux

    Production Designer :

    Dzylkycy Dzakypov

    Costume designer :

    Erik Saliev

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Kirghiz

    Coproducer countries :

    Kirghizia, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Kirghizia, France)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    23/01/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    98.641

    Visa issue date :

    14/01/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Cannes Film Market - 2001

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)

    Selection

    Selection

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2001

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2001)

    Selection

    Un Certain Regard