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Luna Papa (1999)

The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chulpan Khamatova ... Mamlakat
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Nasreddin
Ato Mukhamedzhanov ... Safar
Merab Ninidze ... Alik
Polina Raykina Polina Raykina ... Khabibula (voice)
Nikolay Fomenko Nikolay Fomenko ... Yassir
Lola Mirzorakhimova Lola Mirzorakhimova ... Zube
Sherali Abdulkajsov Sherali Abdulkajsov ... Akbar
Dinmukhamet Akhimov Dinmukhamet Akhimov ... Gynecologist
Azalbek Nazriyev Azalbek Nazriyev ... Alisher Khamrayev
Aleftina Galiyeva Aleftina Galiyeva ... Dancer
Barvina Gulyamova Barvina Gulyamova ... Dancer
Leila Nikajlova Leila Nikajlova ... Dancer
Sofya Amrulina Sofya Amrulina ... Dancer
Mukhayo Karimova Mukhayo Karimova ... Dancer
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Storyline

The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (Bleibtreu) in a small village in Central Asia. One night she is seduced by an actor from a traveling troupe, who poses as a friend of Tom Cruise, and makes her pregnant. She tries to abort, but her father and brother become determined to find the seducer, setting in motion a cascade of comic adventures. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

Russian | Tajik | Uzbek

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Tajikistan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Chulpan Khamatova played the role of a nurse in "Goodbye Lenin!" four years after shooting this movie. See more »

Goofs

After the pilot gives Mamlakat the fish, he jumps into an open window while wearing a scarf and an unzipped jacket. The following moment, when he is shown from inside the room, the scarf is gone and the jacket is mostly zipped up. See more »

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Referenced in Un sogno fatto in Sicilia (2000) See more »

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Excellent !!
8 February 2006 | by yfitiguSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. A great tragicomedy! True to form, the story is great and unusual written by Irakli Kvirikadze. The story has multiple layers, so I recommend one more viewing to grasp its richness. I highly recommend seeing other films written by Kvirikadze. His screenplays are very enjoyable with layers of complexities. Most recent is 27 missing kisses directed by his wife Nana Djordjadze. He collaborated often with his wife. A Chef in Love (american release 1996) was one such film that was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1997. A feast for the eyes. Irakli Kvirikadze was first known for both his writing and directing.His films were repeatedly banned in the 80s and 90s during Soviet rule. Today he is known simultaneously as the Fellini of post-soviet cinema and the leader in post-soviet renaissance.


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