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The Teacher – A Film by Nosir Saidov & Baran Gunduzalp

2014 | Drama | 75 min | FSK 18

When an old scholar feels his life ebbing away, he asks his son to dig a grave for him. The neighbours in the village, however, protest. Veering between Soviet heritage and religious radicalization, Tajikistan’s leading film director Nosir Saidov tells a universal family tale with great tenderness, reflecting the early years of Tajikistan’s independence.