Luna Papa

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Luna Papa
Directed by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Produced by Heinz Stussak
Igor Tolstunow
Thomas Koerfer
Karl Baumgartner
Philippe Avril
Screenplay by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Irakli Kvirikadze
Starring Chulpan Khamatova
Moritz Bleibtreu
Nikolay Fomenko
Music by Daler Nazarov
Production
company
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Russia
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Germany
Austria
France
Language Russian


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

Plot summary[edit]

17-year-old Mamlakat lives with her father Safar and the disabled brother Nasreddin in a village in Uzbekistan. 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 honor, 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 chickens 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.

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Filming location[edit]

The film was shot in the Karakum region in Tajikistan.[1]

Awards[edit]

At the 2000 Russian Guild of Film Critics Awards the picture was awarded the prizes for Best Film and Best Director (Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov).[2]

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