Tulpan (2009)

 ●  Kazakh ● 1 hr 40 mins

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Asa, a recently discharged Russian Navy sailor, is living in the remote Kazakhstan steppe with his sister Samal, her older husband, Ondas, and their three children. He dreams of becoming a herdsman and owning his own ranch, but he believes that to attain this goal, he must first marry. Asa hopes to marry Tulpan, the daughter of a neighboring family and the only eligible young woman in the area. However, her parents are unwilling to see their daughter marry an unemployed man with few prospects and Tulpan herself appears to have little interest in Asa. The plot of the story follows the trials of Asa, his surrogate family, and his western culture-loving friend Boni.

Cast: Askhat Kuchencherekov, Samal Yeslyamova

Crew: Sergei Dvortsevoy (Director), Jolanta Dylewska (Director of Photography)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 23 Apr 2009 (Australia), 04 Mar 2009 (France), 03 Dec 2009 (Germany), 23 Apr 2009 (Greece), 23 Apr 2009 (Hong Kong), 13 Nov 2009 (Ireland), 24 Apr 2009 (Italy), 09 Apr 2009 (Kazakhstan), 29 May 2009 (Poland), 30 Dec 2010 (Portugal), 13 Nov 2009 (United Kingdom), 18 Nov 2010 (Russia)

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Did you know? 'Tulpan', was Kazakhstan's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign Language Film category. Read More
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as Samal
as Tulpan's Father
Supporting Actor
as Veterinarian
Supporting Actor
as Tulpan's Mother


Assistant Director


Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Designer
Boom Operator


Production Designer

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Online Editor

Makeup and Hair

Hair Stylist

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Visual Effects

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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
'Tulpan', was Kazakhstan's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign Language Film category.

The movie had also won the award for Best Film at the 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Awards.