Abdulla KARSAKBAYEV
Абдулла КАРСАКБАЕВ
Abdulla KARSAKBAEV
USSR (Kazakhstan), 1966, 90mn 
Black and white, fiction
Alarming Morning
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Тревожное утро

 

 Matin anxieux

 Trevozhnoe utro

Other titles : Kily kezen
 
Directed by : Abdulla KARSAKBAYEV (Абдулла КАРСАКБАЕВ)
Writing credits : Zeyn SHASHKIN (Зейн ШАШКИН)
 
Cast
Idris NOGAYBAYEV (Идрис НОГАЙБАЕВ) ...Tokhtar Baytenov
Asanali ASHIMOV (Асанали АШИМОВ) ...Bergen
Nurjuman IKHTYMBAEV (Нуржуман ИХТЫМБАЕВ)
Anuarbek MOLDABEKOV (Ануарбек МОЛДАБЕКОВ)
Yevgeni_2 POPOV (Евгений_2 ПОПОВ)
 
Cinematography : Abiltay KASTEEV (Абильтай КАСТЕЕВ)
Production design : Juda VAYNSHTOK (Юда ВАЙНШТОК)
Production : Kazakhfilm
 
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
In Kazakhstan in 1918, superintendant Tokhtar Baïtenov is a typical Bolshevik at the head of a small Tchekist division. He stands as a symbol for the life of the Kazak people during this turbulent period when the political police is active and denunciations are widespread. He is endlessly put to the test. Suspected of treason, he is arrested and sent to jail where he shares his cell with his ‘class enemy’ rich landowner Junus.
This eastern film stands apart with its great plastic beauty and the ambiguity of the relationship between the two main characters. Critic Tolegen Baitoukenov wrote: "The director agreed to make one more film of cine propaganda (this is what the backers believed) and managed to shoot a Shakespearian drama. (…) "Alarming Morning" is not simply a film. It is also a civil act from a great man and an outstan ding director."
Festival de Vesoul, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival du film kazakhstanais, Paris (France), 2020
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2012