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: 1,417 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 3,081

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: 687

Identifikatsiya zhelanij (1992)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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: 69

Tasfiya (2017)


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

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: 247

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

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: 401

Purple Crystal (2013–2017)


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

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: 119

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

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

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: 7

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: 70

Mirror Without Reflection (2014)


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

Votes: 5

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: 71

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

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

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

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

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 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

Statue of Love (2004)

70 min | Drama

The story of a village boy's first love.

Director: Umed Mirzoshirinov | Stars: Nekruzia Mamadshoev, Ubaidulla Radzhabov, Savrigul Kurbanova, Maisara Mamadzhanova

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

Malenkiy mstitel (1992)

Family, Musical

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Director: Gennadi Aleksandrov | Stars: Isfandiyor Gulyamov, Khasan Ibragimov, Khoshim Rakhimov, Sorodzhon Sabzaliyeva

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

Mest proroka (1993)

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

The Teacher (2014)

Short, Drama

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Directors: Nosir Saidov, Baran Gunduzalp | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Abdukarim Mashrabov, Marat Oripov, Faridunsho Rakhmatulloyev

Votes: 6

Nisso (1966)

Short, Drama

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Director: Marat Aripov | Stars: Galia Pulatova, Yuriy Nazarov, Kurban Kholov, Boris Seredin

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

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

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

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

The Wandering (2005)

80 min | Drama

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Directors: Gulandom Muhabbatova, Daler Rahmatov | Stars: Fotima Ghulamova, Abdukholik Sufiev

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

Mission (1999)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mariam Yussupova

11.000 km ot New Yorka (2006)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Director: Orzu Sharipov

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

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

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

Three Little Dreams (2018)

96 min | Drama

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Director: Chapour Haghighat | Stars: Qurban Sabir, Siyvush Abdulloev, Zaurbek Abdulloev

The Dowry (2013)

16 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Rumi Shoazimov | Stars: Nikita Zholnerchik, Anna Dianova

Suicider (2011)

78 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

After long years of waiting, to the house of a forester, comes joy - his wife is expecting a baby. But the happy expectation is violated by the visit of a fortune teller, referring to the ... See full summary »

Director: Rustam Shoazimov

Women of the Silk Road (2017)

70 min | Documentary

With their footsteps, they formed trails that led to Rome. Through their handicrafts, they wove the designs of the European Renaissance. What lies in their hearts will shape the future of our world.

Director: Yassamin Maleknasr

Votes: 7

V Bagdade vsyo spokoyno (1993)

88 min

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Director: Mumin Shakirov | Stars: Semyon Farada, Semyon Furman, Mikhail Kaminsky, Iso Abdulkhairov

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

Wakhan (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Adventure

Wakhan is an impressionist film, based on an initiatic journey and remote encounters, revealing a peaceful and suspended in time Afghanistan.

Directors: Cédric Varial Houin, Cédric Houin Varial, Vincent Cardinal

If You Are a Woman (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama | Completed

A young woman that is pregnant has been left by her husband and it's not clear whether he is dead or alive. In the society they live in, women that live alone are being disrespected and all... See full summary »

Director: Murodjon Tuychiev

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