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by Darejan Omirbaev


Amir Kobessov, a young filmmaker, finds out by telegram that his monther is ill. He leaves right away for his village, a three-day journey by road, leaving his wife and his son behind. The journey he embarks on is as much physical as it is metaphorical.

international title: The Road
original title: Jol
country: France, Kazakhstan, Japan
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Darejan Omirbaev
film run: 85'
release date: FR 16/01/2002, BE 24/04/2002
screenplay: Darejan Omirbaev, Limara Jeksembaeva
cast: Djamshed Usmonov, Saoule Toktibaeva, Aïnour Tourgambaeva, Magjane Ormibaev, Valeria Gouliaéva, Valéri Skorikov, Moukhamédjane Alpisbaev
cinematography by: Boris Trochev
film editing: R. Beliakova
art director: Marina Trocheva
producer: Joël Farges, Elise Jalladeau
production: Artcam International, NHK - Nippon Hôsô Kyôkai (JP), Kadam (KZ)
distributor: Epicentre Films, Nova Cinemas (BE)