Luna Papa

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Luna Papa
Luna Papa 1999 film.jpg
Directed byBakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Produced byHeinz Stussak
Igor Tolstunow
Thomas Koerfer
Karl Baumgartner
Philippe Avril
Screenplay byBakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Irakli Kvirikadze
StarringChulpan Khamatova
Moritz Bleibtreu
Nikolay Fomenko
Music byDaler Nazarov
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
109 minutes

Luna Papa (Russian: Лунный папа) is a 1999 movie by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov with collaboration from Russia, Tajikistan, Germany, Austria and France[1]

Plot summary[edit]

17-year-old Mamlakat lives with her father Safar and the disabled brother Nasreddin in a village in Tajikistan. She is working in a small restaurant and dreams of becoming an actress. When a wandering theatre company enters the city, she misses the theatrical performance but is seduced in the dark by the aircraft pilot Yassir, who pretends to be an actor and promises to help her become an actress, without knowing what is actually happening.

When she later discovers that she is pregnant, she has no idea how this happened and who the father is. Determined to preserve their honour, her eccentric family sets out on a journey in order to find the father of Mamlakat unborn child and to force him to marry her. During this journey with an old car loaded with rabbits through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, the family meets various bandits and the charming impostor Alik, who poses as the seducer in the dark, and falls in love with the Mamlakat.


Filming location[edit]

The film was shot in Kairakum in north-western Tajikistan.[2]


The film received the main prize "Golden Rose" at Kinotavr in 2000.[3]

At the 2000 Russian Guild of Film Critics Awards the picture was awarded the prizes for Best Film and Best Director (Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov).[4]


  1. ^ "Лунный папа". Encyclopedia of Russian Cinema. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  2. ^ "PANDORA FILM Produktion - LUNA PAPA". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  3. ^ "Призеры 1991-2005 гг". Kinotavr. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ "2000". Russian Guild of Film Critics.

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