Angel on the Right

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Angel on the Right
Directed by Jamshed Usmonov
Produced by Jamshed Usmonov
Written by Jamshed Usmonov
Starring Uktamoi Miyasarova
Cinematography Pascal Lagriffoul
Edited by Jacques Comets
Release date
  • 24 May 2002 (2002-05-24)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Tajikistan
Language Tajik

Angel on the Right (Tajik: Фариштаи китфи рост, Farishtai kitfi rost; Persian: فرشته کتف راست‎‎) is a 2002 Tajik comedy-drama film directed by Jamshed Usmonov. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


This dark comedy, the third feature film for Jamshed Usmonov, is set, and filmed on location, in the Tajik town of Asht. After serving a long prison sentence, a remorseless man returns to his home village. While trying to help his mother die with dignity, the man endures multiple run-ins with the unyielding villagers who expect to collect on his myriad overdue debts. The cast of this film is the real-life population of the town of Asht itself. Usmonov cast his own mother and brother for the lead roles in the film.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Angel on the Right". Retrieved 30 October 2009. 

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