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To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die

To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die
  • 2006
  • Russia/France/Tajikistan/Germany/Switzerland
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jamshed Usmonov
  • Written by: Jamshed Usmonov
  • Cast: Khurshed Golibekov
  • Language: Tajik, Russian

Usmonov's macho but engaging, quirky and darkly humorous tale of impotence and mafia initiation chronicles 20-year-old Kamal (Golibekov) whose impotence since marriage has led him on a journey of sorts to the region. With little to do he hangs around the town watching women and attempting to kick start his libido. Then one day he meets Vera (Drukarova). But with Vera comes her psychotic petty thief husband (Pulodzoda).

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To Get to Heaven You Have to Die (Bihisht Faqat Baroi Murdagon)

11 Dec 20084 stars

(15) 95min Tajikistani writer/director Jamshed Usmonov’s macho but engaging, quirky and darkly humourous tale of impotence and mafia initiation is his first since 2002’s equally measured and memorable Angel on the Right. Set, like that film, in and…

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