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: 1,628 | 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: 3,196

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: 721

Identifikatsiya zhelanij (1992)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Wanderer: Sputnik (2021)

109 min | Drama

Gathering the best of the best, placing them in a place from which there is no way out and leaving them indefinitely - a bold experiment of a bored crime boss or an idealistic attempt to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dmitriy Glazovskiy, Ivan Kachalin, Denis Kolontai | Stars: Svetlana Balashova, Mikhail Boyko, Andrey Dolotov, Maxim Durmanov

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: 84

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: 77

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: 140

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: 459

Rhythms of Lost Time (2021)

45 min | Documentary

A journey through the most remote parts of Tajikistan - a young and little-known country which cradles the last embers of an ancient culture.

Director: Anisa Sabiri | Star: Leo Abrahams

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: 266

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: 447

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: 15

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

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 | Star: Said Alharbi

Votes: 7

The Great Game (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure

30,000 Miles Across Central Asia

Director: Jon Beardmore

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: 18

Mirror Without Reflection (2014)


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

Votes: 6

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: 74

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

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: 78

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 Abdulkajsov, Iso Abdurashidov, Vakhob Dustov, Rudoba Makhmudova

Purple Crystal (2013–2017)


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

Votes: 10

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

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

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 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

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

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

Three Little Dreams (2018)

96 min | Drama

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

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

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

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

The Crying of Tanbur (2018)

35 min | Short, Drama

A short drama set in the Post-Soviet-era Tajikistan (1993), when it was descending into civil war.

Director: Anisa Sabiri

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

The Teacher (2014)

Short, Drama

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

Votes: 9

Arusi Zamonavi (2016)


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

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

V Bagdade vsyo spokoyno (1993)

88 min

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

11.000 km ot New Yorka (2006)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Director: Orzu Sharipov

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

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

Perestroika (1991)

70 min | Comedy

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Director: Rustam Shoazimov | Star: Hojiboy Tojiboev

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

Transcendental Unity of Apperception (2021)

34 min | Short, Drama

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: Lyudmila Arkhangelskaya, Andrey Arseniev, Maxim Durmanov, Nadezhda Garusheva

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

Malenkiy mstitel (1992)

79 min | Family, Musical

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

Safarnoma: Notes on a Heritage Path (2019)

66 min | Documentary

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

Director: Sharofat Arabova

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

Provincial dreamers (2020)

116 min

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Director: Rumi Shoazimov | Stars: Sherali Abdulkajsov, Aslansho Rahmatulloev, Rafoat Shoazimova

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