A Dark Dark Man
Kazakhstan. 2019. 86 min
A boy is murdered in a Kazakh village. Detective Bekzat wants to wrap up the inquiries quickly: after all, the perpetrator has already been found by local police officers. But when a journalist arrives from the city, everything falls to pieces. For the first time in his career, Bekzat must conduct a real investigation according to procedure.
Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Djezkazgan, Kazakhstan. 1982) directed his first feature film, Rieltor (Realtor) in 2001, followed by Stroiteli (Constructors, 2013), Ukkili kamshat (The Owners, 2014), presented out of competition at the Cannes Festival, Chuma v aule Karatas (The Plague at the Karatas Village, 2016), screened at the Rotterdam Festival, Nochnoy Bog (Night God, 2018), released at the Moscow Festival, and Laskovoe bezrazlichie mira (The Gentle Indifference of the World, 2018), which participated in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Festival.
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