Life is short and ever-changing, but there are things that have always been and will always remain firm and unshakable. There are people who exist outside religions, outside societies, outside time. People who know about life much more that other mortals. They are shamans, healers, witch doctors. People of Nature, Spirit, and Force. In Kazakh baksy means “shaman.” The film tells the story of Aidai, an elderly Kazakh baksy, who, as all other Kazakh witch doctors, can heal people, find lost souls, and locate stolen cattle…
Release date: 2008
Format: Feature film
Director: Gulshat Omarova
Writer: Sergey Bodrov, Gulshat Omarova
Producer: Sergey Bodrov, Sergey Selyanov, Anar Kashaganova, Natacha Devillers
Production: Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany
Production Companies: CTB Film Comapny, "KazakhFilm", LES PETITES LUMIERES, "Kinofabrika", "Cinetools Film", Caspian Beverage Holding
Distributor: "Nashe Kino"
Actors: Neisipkul Omarbekova (Aidai), Farkhad Amankulov (Batir), Almat Ayanov (Asan), Tolepbergen Baisakalov (Tokha), Asel Abutova (Gaukhar), Nurlan Alimzhanov (Arman), Toktar Beksenov, Sayat Merekenov
Length: 87 min.
Sound: Dolby Digital