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The Light Thief

The Light Thief

A Feature film by Aktan Arym Kubat

Produced by ASAP Films

Release in France : 02/03/2011


    The hero of this film is an electrician. His role with those around him goes way beyond the requirements of his job. He is the last link in a totalitarian system and becomes the person who makes the connection between the geopolitical problems of the post-Soviet world and the people.

    The country's disastrous economic state produces an enormous impact on the workers. Despite the crisis, they've never stopped loving each other, suffering, cultivating and appreciating life... In particular our electrician, a kind of resistance fighter, who has an open and wonderful heart. He not only brings electricity (which is often cut off) to the inhabitants of the small village, but also the light of love, of loyalty, of life, and above all, laughter.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    ASAP Films

    Co-production :

    Arte France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Match Factory

    Associate producer :

    Backup Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Pallas Film, Oy Art, Volya Films, ZDF Enterprises GmbH

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Cedomir Kolar

    Screenwriters :

    Aktan Arym Kubat, Talip Ibraimov

    Sound Recordist :

    Bakyt Niyazaliev

    Editor :

    Petar Markovic

    Music Composer :

    André Matthias

    Associate Producer :

    Alexander Bohr

    Director of Photography :

    Hassan Kydyraliev

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Stéphane Ribola

    Production Designer :

    Talgat Asyrankulov

    Costume designer :

    Inara Abdieva

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    Feature film

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    France, Kirghizia, Germany, The Netherlands

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    Runtime :

    1 h 16 min

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    Dolby DTS

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