• 2008
  • Un Certain Regard
  • First film
Un Certain Regard Prize - Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema 2008

After completing his naval service, young Asa travels back to the Kazakh steppe where his sister and her shepherd husband live a nomadic life. To start his new life, eager Asa must get married first before he can become a shepherd himself. Asa’s only hope for marriage on the deserted steppe is Tulpan, the daughter of another shepherd family. Poor Asa is disappointed to learn that Tulpan doesn’t like him because she thinks that his ears are too big. But Asa doesn’t give up and he continues to dream of a life that may not be possible on the steppe …

Directed by : Sergey DVORTSEVOY
Year of production: 2008
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Poland
Duration: 100




Secondary Production

  • KAZ EXPORT CINEMA Kazakhstan

Secondary Production

  • COBRA FILM Switzerland

Secondary Production

  • FILM COMPANY SLOVO Russian Federation

Secondary Production

  • CTB FILMPRODUCTION Russian Federation