Mira, a young woman from Russia, comes to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, to visit her father, a player who often loses and finally even has to give away Mira to an old man. But Daler, a young player, falls in love with Mira and simply abducts her into his rather weird world. Daler is the boss of the local, thoroughly rotten aerial cableway. Its faded yellow cabins are suitable for every cargo: tourists as well as for hay, beer crates, stolen goods and even as a love-home for a clandestine rendez-vous.

For Mira, Daler arranges a romantic picnic, floating between heaven and earth. And so begins the love story of Mira and Daler. When the movie ends (but not the love), Mira will have got to know a strange, sometimes exotic world. She will have seen a civil war. She will have accompanied her father to his death and Daler on the way to a new life.

Original Title Kosh ba kosh
German Title Neues Spiel, neues Glück
French Title On est quitte!
Other Titles Pari e patta
Directed by Bachtiar Chudonasarow
Country Tajikistan
Available Formats 35mm, DVD
Screenplay Bachtiar Chudoynasarow und Leonid Mahkamov
Film Editing Bakhtiyar Khudoynazarov
Soundtrack Achmad Bakaev
Cinematography Georgy Dzalaiev
Sound Roustam Achadov
Décors Negmat Jouraiev
Production Bakhtiyar Khudoynazarov, Christa Saredi
Runtime 95 Min.
Language Tadschikisch/d/f
Actors
Daler Madjidav Daler
Paulina Galvez Mira
Alisher Kasimov Farhad
Bokhodur Djurabajev Miras Vater
Albardji Bakhirova
Nabi Bekmuradov
Radjab Khusseinov
Ziyziddin Nurov
Tadjibek Shukrichudoev
Awards

Silberner Löwe Venedig 1993
Grand Prix Fribourg 1994

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