Film: The Light Thief

Date: 

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 7:00pm to Mon, 05/23/2022 - 6:37am

Good-natured electrician "Mr. Light" (Arym Kubat) lives with his wife and four daughters in an impoverished burg in the south of the republic and dreams of harnessing wind power to provide cheaper energy. He's a softie who tampers with meters for pensioners unable to pay their bills and rescues small boys from big trees.

Conflict appears in the form of greedy urban politician Bezkat (Askat Sulaimanov), who wants to sell the villagers' land to the Chinese. Although the village elders are forewarned, they're unable to stop him from installing his thuggish relative Mansur (Stanbek Toichubaev) as mayor and sidelining dissenting voices.