In a group of houses high up in the mountains, a teacher has a quarrel with his rich neighbor. In order to obtain justice, he turns to the head of the village, who refuses to take his part. In revenge, the teacher begins to construct a public latrine right next to the house of the mayor, who tries every means to keep him from completing his obstinate plan. Neither threats nor blackmail seem to make him desist from his undertaking, which the inhabitants of the village view with favor. Only the unexpected discovery of a wellspring puts an end to the risky project, softening the hard heart of the teacher.
"We filmed under extreme conditions. A civil war is still under way in Tadzhikistan, but our film doesn't deal with that. In times of war, people become hard and mean. This film is the hope that people will once again open up their hearts" (Jamshed Usmonov, Ming Biong Hun).
Jamshed Usmonov (Asht, Tadzhikistan; 1965) began working as screenwriter, producer and director at the Tadschikfilm studios in Dushambe.
The Man (cm, 1989), The Well (mm, 1990).
Min Biong Hun
Min Biong Hun (Seoul, South Korea; 1969) graduated from the Russian State School of Cinema VGIK.
Screenplay: Jamshed Usmonov.
Director of photography: Min Biong Hun.
Sound: Svetlana Kudratova.
Cast: Muhammadjon Shodi, Mastura Ortik, Taghoymurod Rozik, Fakhriddin Fakhriddin, Beknazar Kabirov, Mardonkul Kulbobo. Produzione e
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