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Tulpan

Tulpan 12 rating

Sergei Dvortsevoy's feature debut is a deliciously droll tale of a Kazakh sailor out to win a wife and set himself up as a shepherd on the steppes.

Comedy 2008 99 mins

Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy

Overview

Acclaimed documentarist Sergei Dvortsevoy made his feature debut with this deliciously droll character study of a young Kazakh sailor returning to the cramped home he shares with his sister's family on the steppes, where he aims to find a wife and set himself up with his own herd of sheep. Boisterous yet deadpan, heartfelt but often very funny, it's helped no end by the naturalistic performances.