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40 Days of Silence

40 Days of Silence

A Feature film by Saodat Ismailova

Production year : 2013


    Bibicha is a young woman who suddenly refuses to speak, and conceals herself from villagers in the house of her grandmother Khanjarmomo. Khanjarmomo lives with her illegally born granddaughter Sharifa; they both support Bibicha in her vow of 40 days of silence, which she carries out in hopes of being rejoined by her recently disappeared lover. Yet Khanjarmomo doubts the girl’s motives: is the vow really for the sake of her beloved, or is she trying to hide an illicit pregnancy?

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Co-production :

    Petit Film

    Foreign production companies :

    Rohfilm, Volya Films


    Full credits (2)

    Co-producer :

    Jean des Forêts

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, The Netherlands, Uzbekistan

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    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

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    Approval :

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