Light Thief (The)

  • Voleur de Lumière (Le) | Svet-Ake
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
Running time : 80 (in minutes)

They call him Svet-Ake (Mr. Light), an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the binding bridge between the geopolitical problems of post-soviet union and the common people. The economic devastation of the country had an enormous impact on the industrial workers and yet despite the upheaval, these people did not seize to love and suffer, to have and be friends and to enjoy their lives. Svet-Ake not only brings electric light (which is 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.

With the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

de Aktan Arym Kubat, 2010 - 35 mm - Color - 80min - Kyrgyzstan/Germany/France/Netherlands - Original version: Kyrgyz

- Réal/Dir: Aktan Arym Kubat

Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov, Asan Amanov, Stanbek Toichubaev - Musique/Music: Andre Matthias

- Costumes: Inara Abdieva
- Décors/Set Design: Talgat Asyrankulov
- Scénario/Screenwriting: Talip Ibraimov, Aktan Arym Kubat
- Son/Sound: Bakyt Niazaliev
- Montage/Editing: Petar Markovic

A.s.a.p films (75003 Paris - t:+33 1 42 77 47 78),
Volya Films (Mauritsweg 56 - 3012 JX Rotterdam -,
Oy Art Film Producing Company,
Pallas Film (Mansfelderstr. 56 - 06108 Halle (saale) -,

Coproduction: ZDF/Arte

World Sales: The Match Factory (Balthasar 79-81 - 50670 Köln -

FESTIVAL Locarno 2010
* Section: Piazza Grande)


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