Marat works as a personal driver in Almaty, capital of Kazakhstan. When he hits a Mercedes, the nightmare begins. The loan he accepts to pay for the damages puts him at the mercy of a Mafia boss. From Darezhan Ormibaev, one of Central Asia’s most gifted directors.
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the film was about kazakhstan and the urban landscape looks identical to cities in russia, ukraine, moldova - the ghastly ugliness of the ex-soviet bloc, with its grey despondency, misery-overridden people,.its new-found kinkiness and obese neo-rich. arbitrary justice, despair and fraud, terror, puppet authorities and electricity cut at night - tens of millions live like this in the wake of the monster's collapse.
Una película que contagia de impotencia. El drama de un padre (primerizo) será in crescendo. Lo que fue un simple incidente provocará un efecto de bola de nieve. La angustia de su protagonista, muy a pesar, será siempre silenciosa. La mirada al vacío, las pesadillas suicidas, serán las leves y únicas señas que manifestarán cómo este se derrumba. "Tueur à gages" parece ser un testimonio sobre un condenado a muerte.
Great portrayal of life in Kazakhstan at the times of Bandit capitalism. The lead was a bit of a wimp though,i mean he should have gotten out of that cafe in Russia as soon as the bikers left instead of finishing his soup. Overall an interesting watch. oh...Loved the poster of Viktor Tsoi in the hallway of his apartment.