Based on the fate of Iskander, an Usbekh Moslim who leads an almost idyllic village life with his three wives, the film tells the story of the Usbekh people just before and during the Russian Revolution in 1917.
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The Orator is a love letter to an age long gone, a beautiful and poetic little film about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Full Review: http://cinephiledreams.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-orator-1998.html