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The Road (2001)

Jol (original title)
A film director takes to the road on a trip to visit his sick mother and we follow his thoughts and human encounters along the way.


Darezhan Omirbayev
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Cast overview:
Jamshed Usmonov Jamshed Usmonov ... Amir Kobessov
Saule Toktybayeva Saule Toktybayeva ... Amir's mother
Alnur Turgambayeva Alnur Turgambayeva ... Amir's wife
Magjane Omirbayev Magjane Omirbayev ... Amir's son / Amir as a child
Valeria Gouliaeva Valeria Gouliaeva ... Veronika, the waitress
Valeria Guliyaeva Valeria Guliyaeva ... Veronika, the waitress
Valeri Skoribov Valeri Skoribov ... Censorship agent
Moukhamedjane Alpisbaev Moukhamedjane Alpisbaev ... Amir's school friend
Serik Aprimov ... The avenging brother


A film director takes to the road on a trip to visit his sick mother and we follow his thoughts and human encounters along the way.

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16 January 2002 (France) See more »

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Quite simply one of the worst films ever.
4 June 2002 | by tmcintyreSee all my reviews

Jol (The Road) is an incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain awful film. The premise is simple, a film director is taking a trip to visit his sick mother and we are privy to his thoughts and encounters along the way. These thoughts range from a black and white film where one man shoots everyone, to his fantasies about a waitress at a diner he visits. Instead of providing insight these events provide boredom and the occasional thought of what you could be doing instead of watching this film. I will admit that the black and white sections of the film did look good, but that is a small condolence for this waste of celluloid.

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