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The Red Poppies of Issyk-Kul

Alye maki Issyk-Kulya

Directed by Bolotbek Shamshiyev
Soviet Union, 1972


Based on the novella The Smugglers of the Tian Shan, this Kyrgyz film takes place in the 1920s and uses the basic formula of the Red Western: a Bolshevik superman fights a violent native gang of opium traffickers.

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The Red Poppies of Issyk-Kul Directed by Bolotbek Shamshiyev