• Film ID:
  • 16697
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
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  • Running time:
  • DVD=76 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Kyrgyz.
THE LIGHT THIEF (2010)
(SVET-AKE)
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The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job suggests. Though economic devastation across the country has had an enormous impact on the Kyrgyz proletariat, the film shows a society with strong communal bonds. The resourceful electrician of the title not only brings electric light (often out) to the lives of the inhabitants of this small city, but he also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life and mainly laughter. 
A watchable light-hearted drama, offering a rare glimpse into a country and culture not often seen on film.

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