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Director  Volker Schlondorff
Screenplay  Jean-Claude Carriere
Country  France Germany Kazakhstan
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Language  French
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Release date  December 13, 2007
Writer  Jean-Claude Carriere (scenario), Jean-Marie Cambaceres (original idea), Regis Ghezelbash (original idea)
Initial release  December 13, 2007 (Germany)
Music director  Bruno Coulais, Kuat Shildebayev
Cast  Philippe Torreton (Charles), Ayanat Ksenbai (Ulzhan), David Bennent (Shakuni), Maximilien Muller (Eric), Olga Landina (Olga), Serguey Urimtchev (Geologist)
Similar movies  Related Volker Schlondorff movies

ulzhan 2007


Ulzhan is a 2007 international co-production directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Xenbay (formerly credited as Ayana Yesmagambetova) and David Bennent.

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The Frenchman Charles travels in Kazakhstan and when his car stops working, he is determined to continue his journey by walking until he can get a horse. The young local French teacher Ulzhan decides to accompany and support him. She learns that Charles is heading for the mountain Khan Tengri. Along the way they are joined by New Age shaman Shakuni. They all approach the storied mountain which Shakuni considers holy. Whether they will find there a hidden treasure or salvation is left to the viewer's speculation.

Reception

Ulzhan David Bennent uniFrance Films

In Germany "Ulzhan" received "predominantly positive press reviews". Lidia Louk (The Epoch Times) wrote "Ulzhan" was besides a human drama also a satire about a society which had to accomplish a swift change from communism to "turbo-capitalism". Hans-Bernhard Moeller (associate professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin) and George Lellis (professor of communication at Coker College) honoured "Ulzhan" by publishing an in-depth review of 3582 words titled "Ulzhan: Schlöndorff’s Globalized Eastern Western". Their essay attests Volker Schlöndorff to have made "abstract issues" seizable "through transposing the conventions of the Western into the frontier between Europe and Asia –physically, intellectually, and spiritually". They also certified "Ulzhan" a "special complexity" achieved by "its refusal to let its themes be reduced to a simple bipolar opposition". Variety's very different review just compared "Ulzhan" with another film and came finally to a mathematical result which stated that 1 reel of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre delivered more clashes and oral exposition than the 10 reels of "Ulzhan". ABC's Julie Rigg compared "Ulzhan" instead with Paris, Texas and found it "haunting" but at the same time "mysterious and beautiful".



Ulzhan Ulzhan 2006 uniFrance Films
Ulzhan Ulzhan 2006 uniFrance Films

References

Ulzhan Wikipedia
Ulzhan IMDb Ulzhan themoviedb.org


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