VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ZAPISKI PUTEVOGO OBKHODCHIKA / DUNIEZHARYK

V' 07

ZAPISKI PUTEVOGO OBKHODCHIKA / DUNIEZHARYK

NOTES BY THE TRACKMAN / THE LINEMAN'S DIARY

Zhanabek Zhetiruov
Kasachstan, 2006
Fiction, 64min, OmeU

ZAPISKI PUTEVOGO OBKHODCHIKA / DUNIEZHARYK

Zhanabek Zhetiruov
Kasachstan, 2006
Fiction, 64min, OmeU

Actors: 
Nurzhuman Ikhtymbayev
Bahnwärter
Aldabek Shalbayev
Sohn
Screenplay: 
Zhanabek Zhetiruov
Sound: 
Aliya Mirzasheva
Camera: 
Boris Troshev
Editor: 
Svetlana Niazova
Composer: 
Kuat Shildebayev

Production: 
Kazakhfilm JSC 176 Al-Farabi ave. Almaty, Kasachstan T 701 386 95 60 filmcompany@nursat.kz
World Sales: 
Kazakhfilm JSC 176 Al-Farabi ave. Almaty, Kasachstan T 701 386 95 60 filmcompany@nursat.kz
Format: 
35 mm
Color

An old blind man lives in a remote area of Kazakhstan, in the train station where his son works as a railway traffic controller. Trusting in his intuition and wisdom, he controls the condition of the railroad tracks for his son, but this arrangement proves difficult each time the person responsible for measuring the tracks, who uses ultramodern technology, arrives from the city. The son thus finds himself torn between whether he should trust his father's intuition or the professionalism of the technician, well aware that the life of the passengers, who travel through the area he controls, depends on his decisions.