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Angel on the Right

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About the Inititative

Comprehensive list of all titles in the Global Lens collection.

Global Lens 2006
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Global Lens 2004/2003

- Angel On The Right
- Khorma
- Mango Yellow
- Margarette's Feast
- Nothing More
- Rachida
- Shadow Kill
- Ticket To Jerusalem
- Women's Prison
- Wretched Lives

 
 

Angel on the Right a film by Djamshed Usmonov

Tajikistan, 2002 (90 minutes)

Synopsis

After 10 years in Moscow, broke thug Hamro returns to his native Tajikistan village to tend to his dying mother Halima. Hamro realizes that he must sell her house and belongings as quickly as possible. His debts are long overdue and the townspeople are as tough as the big city crowd he now frequents.

Hamro immediately starts renovations to his mother's house in order to get a better selling price, but also to grant his mother's wish for a decorative double gate, one that will allow her coffin to exit with dignity and not be lifted over the wall in humiliation.

Hamro soon gets more than he expected from the quiet countryside village. Savri, his mother's pretty nurse, eventually comes around to his boorish advances. A tough family violently forces Hamro to recognize the 10-year-old son he didn't even know existed. And to top it all off, Hamro discovers he's been tricked by his own mother and the crooked mayor.

With mafia-types on his back for money, desperate Hamro will realize that a mother's love is sometimes the only thing a guy can count on. It's about time he started listening more to the angel on the right.

About the Director

Born in Asht, Tajikistan in 1965, Djamshed Usmonov graduated from the Theater Department at Dushanbe Fine Arts School in Tajikistan. He has been working in the film industry since 1986 as a director, producer, screenwriter, and an editor for fiction, animation and documentary films. He worked predominantly at the Tajikfilm Studio in Dushanbe. Djamshed has also appeared as an an actor in 1990's "Yellow Grass Time" (dir. Mariam Yussupova, Tajikistan) and 2000's "The Road" (dir. Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakhstan). He currently lives between Paris, Moscow and Tajikistan.

Principal Cast

Halima
Hamro
Yatim
The Mayor
Savri
The Barman
The Young Man with the Goat
Dervish
The Millionaire
The Doormaker

Crew
Written and directed by
Cinematography
Sound
Editor
Sound editor
Sound Mix
Costumes
Line Producer
Executive Producers

Producer

 

Uktamoi Miyasarova
Maruf Pulodzoda
Kova Tilavpur
Mardonqul Qulbobo
Maljqat Maqsumova
Furkat Buriev
Orzuqul Kholikov
Hokim Rakhmonov
Tolib Temuraliev
Davras Azimov


Djamshed Usmonov
Pascal Lagriffoul
Dana Farzanehour
Jacques Comets
Waldir Xavier
Eric Bonnard & Martin Stricker
Marina Yakunina
Tatiana Abdullaeva
Elise Jalladeau
Marco Müller
Marco Müller / Fabrica Cinema

 
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