The Light Thief - Svet-Ake

Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym KubatKyrgyzstan – 2010 – More information on this movie


CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00

They call him «Svet-Ake» (Mr. Light). The electrician is responsible for bringing more than just light to the people around him. Like moths, everybody is drawn to his kindness: those with short circuits in their electricity, and those with short circuits in their marriage, those who have taken all the power in the city, and those who have given up the will to live. He helps everyone and is everywhere. He doesn't even shy from breaking the law, rewinding an old and lonely pensioner's electricity meter so that he doesn't owe the State, but rather the State owes him. The economic devastation of the country has had an enormous impact on the working people and yet despite the upheaval they have not lost the ability to love, to suffer, to share their lives with friends, and enjoy what they have... in particular our resilient electrician who possesses a wonderful and open heart. He not only brings electric light (which is often out) to the lives of the inhabitants of this village, but he also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life, and most of all, lots of laughter.

trigon-film dvd-edition 197
Language OV kirghiz  Subtitles deutsch, français
Length 77 min.  Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD 2.0 FSK 12+ Region code All regions 
Bonus Trailer

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