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Tender Heart

A Feature film by Ermek Shinarbaev

Production year : 1994


    The action of "Tender Heart" takes place at the present time in Alma Ata. The main character, Aijan, a 45 year old woman, is a former star ballet dancer. She is a dance professor at the Opera. She is well off and her existence seems peaceful. Her pleasant and problemless life is suddenly upset the day when Adik, a 25 year old young man, druk, tries to rape her. This is the beginning of a deadly passion between this woman and the young outcast. Adik, raving with love, starts following her everywhere. Aijan becomes an absolute obsession for him. Aijan tries everything at her reach to forbid this young man - who is the same age as her son - to enter her life. Between these two beings a strange relationship will be established, made both out attraction and of refusal. But this mad love becomes too intense for Adik's tender heart... A beatiful, violent and pudic love story...

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    ACC Productions

    French distribution :

    Les Grands Films Classiques

    Foreign production company :

    Kazakhfilm Studios

    Full credits (7)

    Sound recordists :

    Sergueï Lobanov, Thierry Delor

    Co-producers :

    Ken Legargeant, Romaine Legargeant

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Production Designer :

    Vladimir Trapeznikof

    Screenwriter :

    Leïla Akhinjanova

    Director of Photography :

    Sergueï Kosmanev

    Editors :

    Marie-France Poulizac, Khadisha Ourmourzina

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Kazakhstan, France

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    Minority French (Kazakhstan, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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