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by Adilkhan Yerzhanov


After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left behind, in order to save her mother from jail. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure his sweetheart is safe. Saltanat's uncle introduces her to a possible groom, who promises to pay off her family's debts. But Saltanat's hopes are dashed, when she discovers that the men in this city don't keep their word. When Kuandyk tries to help Saltanat get the money through other ways, he ends up finding himself in more trouble than he bargained for. Although life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up, no matter what the odds.

international title: The Gentle Indifference of the World
original title: The Gentle Indifference of the World
country: Kazakhstan, France
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
film run: 99'
screenplay: Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Roelof Jan Minneboo
producer: Serik Abishev, Guillaume De Seille, Olga Khlasheva
production: Arizona Films Productions, Short Brothers (KZ) , Kazakh Film (KZ)