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Tulip (Tulpan) - Askhat Kuchinchirekov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondasyn Besiskbasov, Sergei Dvortsevoy

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Movie propaganda

Polished, funny and utterly charming, Kazakhstan director Sergey Dvortsevoy's first feature film. Tulip (Tulpan), which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at the Festival de Cannes, tells of a family not only surviving but also relishing the harsh life of sheep and goat herders on a barren landscape.

Theatrical propaganda posters

Tulip (Tulpan) theatrical one sheet image

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama Kazakhstan family sheep goat farmer herd yurt romance navy arranged marriage

Persons of interest

  • Ondas Besikbasov .... Ondas
  • Samal Esljamova .... Samal
  • Askhat Kuchencherekov .... Askhat
  • Sergei Dvortsevoy .... Screenwriter
  • Gennadi Ostrovsky .... Screenwriter
  • Sergei Dvortsevoy .... Director

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Theatrical report

Ok... there's a reason that Borat was set in Kazakhstan. It sucks! We think that we have povvos here in Australia but we don't know the first thing about poverty. We think we have deserts but the Red Heart has nothing on Kazakhstan. What a shit-hole. You can tell that this is not going to be a comedy. I don't know how people can keep living in such a place, not just physically (as far as I can tell the livestock are fed mostly on a diet of rocks and dirt) but mentally. Let the sheep out, bring the sheep in, eat dinner, go to bed. Repeat. And if you think it's hard to find a partner in Sydney, try living in a region with only three single women.

You should only watch Tulip (Tulpan) if you're in the mood to be depressed.

The drama, Kazakhstan movie Tulip (Tulpan) is directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy and stars Askhat Kuchinchirekov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondasyn Besiskbasov.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Languages: Kazakh, Russian
  • Special features:
    • Interviews: Sergei Dvortsevoy
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

M (Infrequent coarse language and nudity)

Surveillance time

99 minutes (1:30 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 23 April 2009
DVD: 9 September 2009

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