Tajikistan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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The Silence (1998)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Music

Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Tahmineh Normatova, Nadereh Abdelahyeva, Goibibi Ziadolahyeva, Araz M. Shirmohamadi

Votes: 1,541 | Gross: $0.03M

Transcendental Unity of Apperception (2021)

34 min | Short, Drama | Completed

Every day She does not live, but exists. Each day is similar to the previous one, and each day is a colorless space and a narrowed time. A dead plant, an impersonal carriage, a staircase, a... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Kachalin, Margarita Kuklina | Stars: Ivan Kachalin, Tatyana Novik, Vasiliy Zhukov, Margarita Kuklina

Luna Papa (1999)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »

Director: Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov | Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Moritz Bleibtreu, Ato Mukhamedzhanov, Merab Ninidze

Votes: 3,099

Sex & Philosophy (2005)

105 min | Drama, Romance

On his fortieth birthday, a man engineers a revolt against himself. He telephones his lovers -- all four of them -- and arranges to meet them at his dance school that afternoon. The women ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Daler Nazarov, Mariam Gaibova, Farzona Beknazarova, Tahmineh Ebrahimova

Votes: 699

Identifikatsiya zhelanij (1992)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Tolib Khamidov | Stars: Khabibullo Abdurazakov, Dshamol Dadadshanov, Charaf Khabinov, Rosija Khajarowa

Waiting for the Sea (2012)

109 min | Fantasy

After a prison-stay captain Marat returns to his hometown to get back in the sea, when it turns out that the water has gone and his boat lays in the desert. Marat's plan is to bring his boat to where the water is.

Director: Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov | Stars: Egor Beroev, Anastasiya Mikulchina, Detlev Buck, Dinmukhamet Akhimov

Votes: 74

Alexander's Lost World (2013– )

89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Did Alexander the Great really build sixteen cities in Afghanistan, or was he the destroyer of a far more ancient civilization? David Adams goes in search of the most alluring of them all -... See full summary »

Star: David Adams

Votes: 72

The Suit (2003)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Three young Russian friends amuse themselves in a small seaside town with a series of minor adventures, some of which involve a new suit.

Director: Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Artur Povolotsky, Ivan Kokorin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 438

The Flight of the Bee (1998)

90 min | Drama

In a small village in Tajikistan, a wealthy bully erects an outhouse at the edge of his property, right next to the window of his neighbor, a struggling educator. Revolted by the continual ... See full summary »

Directors: Byung-hun Min, Jamshed Usmonov | Stars: Muhammadjon Shodi, Mastura Ortik, Taghoymurod Rozik, Beknazar Kabirov

Votes: 70

To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die (2006)

92 min | Crime, Drama

Kamal, 20 years old, can't have sexual intercourse with women although he is married. He goes to the big city and notices beautiful Vera, whom he follows round town. Will his partnership ... See full summary »

Director: Jamshed Usmonov | Stars: Khurshed Golibekov, Dinara Drukarova, Maruf Pulodzoda, Djonibek Mourodov

Votes: 250

Odds and Evens (1993)

90 min | Drama, War

A grown daughter arrives to visit her father but her safety is endangered when her father's acquaintances attempt to collect a gaming debt he owes. Rescued by one of them, will she develop feelings for her savior?

Director: Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov | Stars: Paulina Gálvez, Daler Madzhidov, Alisher Kasimov, Bakhodur Dzhurabayev

Votes: 121

The Telegram (2012)

87 min | Drama

In a remote village from Tajikistan, an old woman is obsessed with only one thing: to be buried in the village old cemetery Her neighbor is an old widow living alone with her dog and ... See full summary »

Director: Iskandar Usmonov | Stars: Alisher Soliev, Gavkhar Tajibaeva, Zulfiya Rajabova

Votes: 11

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

Tasfiya (2017)

Fantasy

More than 50 years back in a stony set of a remote mountainous village somewhere in Tajikistan the lovers called Shams and Mekhri traveled. Mekhri pulled by a transient eclipse broke an ... See full summary »

Director: Sharofat Arabova | Stars: Sherali Abdulkaysov, Iso Abdurashidov, Vakhob Dustov, Rudoba Makhmudova

Angel on the Right (2002)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Set in the Tadjik village of Asht, this film draws on the Muslim notion that we are born with an angel on each shoulder, and that the angel on the right records the good that we do ... See full summary »

Director: Jamshed Usmonov | Stars: Uktamoi Miyasarova, Maruf Pulodzoda, Kova Tilavpur, Mardonkul Kulbobo

Votes: 402

Purple Crystal (2013–2017)

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Stars: Hossein Alizadeh, Kouros Shahmiri, Aref, Alireza Ghorbani

Votes: 8

Songs of Abdul (2016)

66 min | Documentary, Musical

This documentary has been lived and performed by its protagonist Abdulmamad Bekmamadov - Abdul, who came to Russia from Tajikistan in search of a job. Abdul takes traditional Pamirian tunes... See full summary »

Director: Anna Moiseenko

The Maestro of Mongolia (2014)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

My name is Jerry Aylmer and one fine day I found myself in Tajikistan, in possession of a totally unsuitable car. I had quit my trading job in London in order to try and make a difference ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Aylmer

The Botanist: Raïmberdi's Story (2016)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Social Soviet Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raïmberdi, a... See full summary »

Directors: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, Maude Plante-Husaruk

Votes: 8

Saved by Deportation (2007)

79 min | Documentary

In 1940, a year before the Nazis started deporting Jews to death camps, Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of approximately 200,000 Polish Jews from Russian-occupied Eastern Poland to ... See full summary »

Director: Slawomir Grunberg

Votes: 8

I Want to Be Different: Metal Rock in Tajikistan (2016)

79 min | Documentary

Al Aziv, ProRock and Red Planet. Three Bands - one Obsession: Rock Metal! This sounds not extraordinary but it is in a country shaped by strong traditions and which is still struggling to ... See full summary »

Director: Roozbeh Ghasemi | Stars: Anvar Sultanov, Oleg Nikolaevich Tanin, Mariambi Khakimova, Sergei Zinoviev

Votes: 16

Provincial dreamers (2020)

116 min

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Director: Rumi Shoazimov

Bunker (III) (2019)

26 min | Short, Drama

About a little boy, with whom his peers plays a cruel joke, by locking him in an old dark bunker. Will he find in himself the courageous enough to confront the real cruelty and to develop resilient character of a real personality?

Director: Dilovar Sultoni | Stars: Isfandiyor Ghulomov, Azam Karaev, Manuchehr Razokov, Muhsin Sultoni

Mirror Without Reflection (2014)

Drama

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Director: Nosir Saidov | Stars: Mahmodov Muhammad-ali, Saidov Parviz

Votes: 5

Mest proroka (1993)

95 min

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Director: Yunus Yusupov | Stars: Bakhram Akramov, Davron Alimatov, Venera Azizova, Abu Ganem

White Sparrow (2014)

20 min | Short, Family

This film tells the story of a boy who lives in his own little poetic world. Despite of that he cannot speak, it does not create any obstacles to know the world around him. He sees in ... See full summary »

Director: Dilovar Sultonov | Star: Muhsin Sultonov

True Noon (2009)

83 min | Drama

Nilufar, a girl living downtown, is about to marry a man living uptown. But one day, soldiers come and plant barbed wire to separate the two towns. The life of the people, who have thus far... See full summary »

Director: Nosir Saidov | Stars: Yuriy Nazarov, Nasiba Sharipova, Nasriddin Nuriddinov, Shodi Soleh

Votes: 70

Gilding (2014)

82 min | Drama

Nur is 13 years old. When his mother falls ill, Nur goes to the other end of country to a gold mine in the hope of earning money for her treatment. On the road, he meets Asso, who promises ... See full summary »

Directors: Ulugbek Sadykov, Muhabbat Sattori | Stars: Umed Mirzoev, Nasriddin Nuriddinov, Barohad Shukurova, Gaffor Karimov

After the Curtain (2016)

70 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

In Emelie Mahdavian's After the Curtain, four female dancers battle shifting cultural norms and face increasing disfavor in the Post-Soviet, predominantly Muslim nation of Tajikistan. The ... See full summary »

Director: Emelie Mahdavian | Star: Mariam Gaibova

The Tulip Stories (a.k.a. Sayri Guli Lola) (2020)

22 min | Short, Musical

Film starts with a stylized radio show about the origins of the Tulip festival in Tajikistan, later unfolding into a sequence of love encounters between Layla and Majnun in the tulip field, narrated via the Tajik folk songs.

Director: Sharofat Arabova | Stars: Asilgul Bizhravdezhova, Qurbon Idiev, Ubaidullo Karomat, Ravshan Kasirov

Safarnoma: Notes on a Heritage Path (2019)

52 min | Documentary

Being shot as an observational film, the video-letter becomes a meditation on the sources of Tajik spiritual culture.

Director: Sharofat Arabova

Nasib (2021)

30 min | Short, Drama

Anora, a Tajik teenage girl, experiences the coming of age. Due to the ambiguity related to her absent father, the closed borders caused by the pandemic, and the fear of uncertainty, Anora has to grow up in the course of a night.

Director: Sharofat Arabova | Stars: Nargis Muqimova, Hasan Qosim, Tahmina Rajabova, Rukhmina Sangova

Emergency in Tajikistan (2014)

48 min | Documentary, Adventure

One man's mercy mission: Jerry drives an ambulance 13,000km on an incredible journey across Europe and Asia.

Director: Jerry Aylmer

Dushanbe with Love (2009)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A men follows his love and gets hit by a car.

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Khurshed Mustafoev, Ganjina Sharifova

Arusi Zamonavi (2016)

Comedy

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Stars: Max Kosimov, Nabijon Pirmatov, Sabina Shohimardonova, Mohpkar Yorova

Perestroika (1991)

70 min | Comedy

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Director: Rustam Shoazimov | Star: Hojiboy Tojiboev

The woman who survives (2015 TV Movie)

34 min | Documentary | Completed

The story tells about women in Central Asia with HIV status, who undergo discrimination and violence in society.

Director: Ruben Kazaryan

A Dream of the Ape (2016)

98 min | Drama

A mysterious monkey's paw brought from a far off oriental country grants three wishes of its holder. However, a simple ancient aphorism says: nothing comes out of nothing, in order to get something one needs to give something in exchange.

Director: Rumi Shoazimov | Stars: Bakhadur Miralibekov, Zulfiya Sadikova, Tereza Zaurbekova, Sijavush Rakhmatullaev

The Crying of Tanbur (2018)

35 min | Short, Drama

A true story, based on the tragedy of the family of the died military journalist in Post-Soviet Tajikistan in 1993. This film is a debut film of young Tajik art activist, a novice filmmaker... See full summary »

Director: Anisa Sabiri

Five Dangerous Snakes of Tajikistan (2017 Video)

9 min | Short

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Director: Oleg Lubske | Stars: Abdurakhim Avganov, Khaydar Latipov, Raisa Rodionova, Pavel Usoltsev

Love Life Regardless (2016)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

This is a short documentary film about Nadira Davlatova, a widow and a mother of eight children from a remote village in southern Tajikistan. Nadira was in her late thirties when her ... See full summary »

Director: Khushnuda Shukurova

A Door to God (2018)

13 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A personal meditation on music, history, and tradition, A Door to God, depicts the rich and unique culture of Southeastern Tajikistan, focusing on the relationship between the rabbob, a ... See full summary »

Director: Maruf Noyoft

Letters from the Pamirs (2016)

104 min | Documentary

Beneath the luminous and liminal Pamir Mountains, changes in family and culture are contemplated. Ethnic Kyrgyz villagers living remotely in Tajikistan are at the margins of Russian, ... See full summary »

Director: Janyl Jusupjan

Tajik Rugby Quest (2014)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Sport | Completed

A combined effort by people involved in the game of rugby, in order to help Tajikistan further it's rugby.

Director: Faramarz Beheshti

Mission (1999)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mariam Yussupova

Bridging the Divide (2013)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

'Bridging the Divide' follows an anthropologist and her Tajik host father, Shirinbek, on a journey across the border into Afghanistan. This is the first time that Shirinbek has visited this... See full summary »

Director: Aliaa Remtilla | Star: Aliaa Remtilla

Returning (2000)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Farkhot Abdullaev

Rustam Casanova (2014)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Our man is an opera singer with an athletic physique, a faraway gaze and something of a nineteenth century romantic air. He is a larger than life character with a thousand masks. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Lorenzo Cioffi, Alessandro De Toni | Star: Rustam Duloev

Silk Road Ghosts (2014)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Silk Road Ghosts takes the viewer off the beaten path as I ply a circuit, following in the footsteps of the ancient conquerors, passing through some of the more remarkable parts of Central ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Fenech | Star: Stephen Fenech

The Illusion Seller (2017)

22 min | Short

Zukhro, a little Tajik girl befriends an Indian emigrant Kabir who is called 'Khayolfurush' by everybody in the village. There is someone else who connects both of them invisibly and her ... See full summary »

Director: Sharofat Arabova | Stars: Zukhrobonui Musozoda, Maftunai Odiljon, Pushpendra Singh

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