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by Marie Jaoul de Poncheville


Temur, a 30-year-old Kazakh, returns full of hope to find his father in the Kyrgyz Mountains. He locates the nomad mountain village, but his father has passed away a long time ago. Temur decides to stay and meets Amira, a beautiful young woman. Temur supports Amira, realizing too late that he has fallen in love with the young married woman. Amira and Temur become lovers. When Amira´s husband returns from war, the couple is forced to leave the village. Between East and West they invent a universe where life again becomes worth living.

original title: Tengri
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Sola Media GmbH
year: 2008
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Marie Jaoul de Poncheville
film run: 100'
release date: DE 20/08/2009, FR 28/04/2010
screenplay: Azamat Kadyraliev, Marie Jaoul de Poncheville, Jean-François Goyet
cinematography by: Asan Imanaliev, Sylvie Carcédo
film editing: Catherine Quesemand
art director: Kassym Ismaiov
music: Nikolai Mrousitch, Birgit Lokke
producer: Emmanuel Schlumberger, Talaibek Baponov, Frank Müller, Dieter Horres
production: L Films, CINE DOK GmbH, ARTE France Cinéma, Asia Karavan
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, CNC, Eurimages
distributor: Alpha Medienkontor GmbH

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