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Angel on the right - Trailer

Year:2002

Authorship: Djamshed Usmonov

ANGEL ON THE RIGHT is one of the long-feature films included in the Fabrica Cinema collection, the film production unit of Fabrica.
Directed by Djamshed Usmonov (Tadjikistan)
Prizes: Cannes 2002 - Official Selection - Un Certain Regard
London Film Festival 2003 –FIPRESCI Prize
Tokyo FILMEX 2003 – Special Jury Award
 
Synopsis:
After 10 years in Moscow, broke thug Hamro returns to his native Tajikistan village to tend to his dying mother Halima. Hamro realizes that he must sell her house and belongings as quickly as possible. His debts are long overdue and the townspeople are as tough as the big city crowd he now frequents. 
Hamro immediately starts renovations to his mother's house.
Of course, to get a better selling price, but also to grant his mother's wish for a decorative double gate, one that will allow her coffin to exit with dignity and not be lifted over the wall in humiliation. Hamro soon gets more than he expected from the quiet countryside village. Savri, his mother's pretty nurse, eventually comes around to his boorish advances. A tough family violently forces Hamro to recognize the 10-year-old son he didn't even know existed. And to top it all off, Hamro discovers he's been tricked by his own mother and the crooked mayor...With mafia-types on his back for money, desperate Hamro will realize that a mother's love is sometimes the only thing a guy can count on. It's about time he started listening more to the angel on the right...
 
Fabrica Cinema was created in September 1997 by Marco Müller, actually Director of Venice Film Festival, and co-produced an initial series of four films which "spoke the truth" about the reality in the distant societies where, otherwise, it would have been impossible to develop any film project without the collaboration with a courageous producer: Journey to the Sun by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey); Moloch by Alexander Sokurov (Russia); Seventeen Years by Zhang Yuan (China) and Adanggaman by Roger Gnoan M’Bala (Ivory Coast).
 
From October 1999 Fabrica Cinema has started to produce first and second features of young film directors from “the rest of the world:
Brainstorm by Lais Bodanzky (Brasil); Blackboards by Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran); No man’s land by Danis Tanovic (Bosnia); Secret Ballot by Babak Payami (Iran); Angel on the right by Djamshed Usmonov (Tadjikistan), Mud by Dervis Zaim (Turkey-Cyprus) and Tropical Malady, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).
Many of these films have won prestigious awards at the most renowned international film festivals, culminating in the 2002 Oscar for Best Foreign Film for No Man’s Land by Bosnian director Danis Tanovic.

 

 


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