The Empty Home
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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Ascel lives in Kyrgyzstan. Her future husband Sultan has the best house around. After the poor household in which she lived with her father, a local drunkard, Ascel takes Sultan's house for a palace. She doesn't love Sultan, but she wants a better life. Marat loves Ascel who is expecting his child. Just after the wedding Ascel leaves for Moscow planning to have an abortion and lodges in a home for 'gastarbajters'. She is introduced to a rich French woman, Virginie, who has come to Russia to adopt a baby. Things start looking better for Ascel. She gets a job as a housemaid and then becomes the lover of a wealthy man, Arkady. One day Marat appears and there is a bloody fight between two men. Marat is taken to prison. Ascel calls Virginie who is back in her villa in a French province...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Maral Koichukaraeva, Bolot Tentimyshov, Asan Amanov, Cecile Plage, Ksenia Lavrova-Glinka


Screenplay: Ekaterina Tirdatova

Director of Photography: Dmitry Ermakov

Film Editor: Alexei Volnov

Production Designer: Denis Isaev

Costume Design: Anna Bartuli

Sound: Tatyana Tyurina Marshala

Producer: Evgenia Tirdatova

Production Company: Kinoglaz

Co-Producer: Ilya Neretin, Dmitry Kulikov, Timofei Sergeitsev

World Sales: Kinoglaz

Director: Nurbek Egen