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3.8
36 Ratings

Chouga

Shuga

Directed by Darezhan Omirbayev
Kazakhstan, 2007
Drama

Synopsis

A transposition of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to the modern day city of Almaty.

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Chouga Directed by Darezhan Omirbayev

What are people saying?

  • apexa's rating of the film Chouga

    Along with Garbo, Turgambayeva gives the best Karenina performance I've seen to date. Also whereas with 'Student' I felt at times Omirbaev was emphasizing too literally the economic modern disparities of post-USSR Kazakhstan, he did it well and balanced in 'Chouga'. The subtle motifs gender and class within the film proved once again how brilliant Omirbaev is.

  • Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film Chouga

    como que las adaptaciones no son lo de omirbayev, me agrada mucho más con materia original que con textos clásicos; acaba llevando esa agua a su molino pero no convence como con la onda propia

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Chouga

    Libre adaptation du roman de Tolstoï, "Anna Karénine", maintes fois adapté au cinéma, cette oeuvre hiératique et sophistiquée met en relief les subtils clivages sociétaux entre les tenants de la traditionnelle capitale du pays, Almaty, parlant essentiellement kazakh, avec les résidents d'Altana, la nouvelle capitale, moderne et administrative et politique, où prédomine largement la langue russe. www.cinefiches.com

  • Holyphool's rating of the film Chouga

    This distillation of themes and characters and emotions from "Anna Karenina" is another beautiful sad piece of intimate cinema that unfolds like a series of dream states as we become aware of the predicament of the characters. Omirbaev's images and sounds are so unique, his wonderful colour palette set in a snowy city and apartments, of nighttrides in trains linger in the mind long after the film has finished.