Satybaldy NARYMBETOV
Сатыбалды НАРЫМБЕТОВ
Satybaldy NARYMBETOV
Kazakhstan, 1994, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Zhisneopisanie yunogo akkordeonista
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Жизнеописание юного аккордеониста

 

 Story of a Young Accordeonist

 Biographie d’un jeune accordéoniste

Other titles : Közimning karasy
 
Directed by : Satybaldy NARYMBETOV (Сатыбалды НАРЫМБЕТОВ)
Writing credits : Satybaldy NARYMBETOV (Сатыбалды НАРЫМБЕТОВ)
 
Cast
Raykhan AYTKOZHANOVA (Райхан АЙТКОЖАНОВА)
Bakhitzhan ALPEISOV (Бахытжан АЛЬПЕИСОВ)
Sovetbek JUMADYLOV (Советбек ДЖУМАДЫЛОВ)
Akhan SATAEV (Ахан САТАЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Khasanbek KYDYRALIYEV (Хасанбек КЫДЫРАЛИЕВ)
Production design : Rustem ABDRASHEV (Рустэм АБДРАШЕВ)
Other persons :
Writing credits : Iztule ISMAGANBETOVA
Cast : Petya KHAITOVICH, Daulet TANIYEV
Film Editing : Svetlana NIYASOBA
Sound : Igor POZDNIANKO
Companies : Kazakhfilm
 
format : 35 mm
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 1999-02-17, Site

Plot synopsis
Eksen, a boy about ten years with a round face and sharp eyes, is fond of life and curious about everything. During the years following the Second World War, he discovers the world in his small mining village in southern Kazakhstan; it is a Soviet quite ordinary small town in a small valley with its grocer, its theme park with funny statues, its bighearted whore, it NKVD leader, its idiot dreaming of America, its Sunday night dance, its inner circuit of radio broadcasting words from the Party… and loving declarations from the head of police, and its gang of Eksen’s friends, cheeky little rascals on the lookout for any plot by the adults, those odd blokes taking themselves so seriously! At the rhythm of the accordion Eksen is so fond of playing, the gang meets and quarrels, joyfully gathers and laughs, and separates to allow each of them dry their tears.
For this black and white film with colour sequences, a certain Rustem Abdrashev worked as set designer.
Source : Festival international du film de Vesoul, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival du film kazakhstanais, Paris (France), 2020
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2012
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1999-02-17
- Fall Festival 1998, Paris (France), 1998