Angel On The Right

Angel On The Right

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Angel On The Right

Hamro (Maruf Pulodzoda) is a thug--an irresponsible lowlife ex-con who seems to care for nothing but his own fleeting satisfaction. He lives in Moscow, but when he hears that his elderly mother, Halima (Uktamoi Miyasarova), is sick, he returns to his hometown of Asht in Tajikistan. He's not greeted with any joy. The townspeople remember him too well, and he owes money to too many of them. The doctor gives him the bad news. Halima will be dead in a few days. Savri (Malkqat Maqsumova), his mother's pretty nurse, tells Hamro that Halima's dying wish is that he fix up her ramshackle home, and replace her narrow door with a double door, so that her casket will fit through. As Hamro works on getting Halima's house in order, and on seducing Savri, his creditors come calling. His abandoned young son, Yatim (Kova Tilavpur), is brought to him by the family of the boy's mother, who forcefully demand that Hamro take him in. After spending a good deal of money to get the house fixed up, in anticipation of selling it after his mother dies, Hamro learns that Halima was faking her illness. As he struggles to find a way to address his many problems, Hamro surprisingly begins to take an interest in his son's well being. Director Jamshed Usmonov, who also wrote and co-directed the festival hit Flight of the Bee and starred as a filmmaker in Darezhan Omirbaev's The Road, set Angel on the Right in his own hometown, and cast his own mother (Miyasarova) and brother (Pulodzoda) in the lead roles. The film was selected for Un Certain Regard at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the 2003 installment of New Directors/New Films.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
UPC: 0720229911597
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Filmrise
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 73,197

Special Features

Film notes; Biography; Discussion guide; Film in context

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Uktamoi Miyasarova Halima
Maruf Pulodzoda Hamro
Kova Tilavpur Yatim
Mardonqul Qulbobo Mayor
Malohat Maqsumova Savri

Technical Credits
Jamshed Usmonov Director,Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Jacques Comets Editor
Joël Farges Associate Producer
Maslodov Farosatshoev Production Designer
Dana Farzanehpour Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Galasso Score Composer
Elda Guidinetti Associate Producer
Elise Jalladeau Associate Producer
Pascal Lagriffoul Cinematographer
Veronique Marty Associate Producer
Marco Müller Producer
Andres Pfaeffli Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Morning Chores [5:19]
2. Cab Confessional [8:41]
3. Home Renovations [8:34]
4. Price Negotiation [6:59]
5. Broken Deals [11:23]
6. Awkward Friends [7:18]
7. Evening Entertainment [8:04]
8. Youthful Reminders [8:36]
9. The Big Wheels [8:56]
10. Words of Wisdom [6:11]
11. Village Procession [5:11]
12. Credits [3:31]

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