Germany, Switzerland, Kazahhstan, Russia, Poland – 2008, 100′
After completing his naval service, young Asa travels back to the Kazakh steppe where his sister and her shepherd husband live a nomadic life. To start his new life, eager Asa must get married first before he can become a shepherd himself. Asa’s only hope for marriage on the deserted steppe is Tulpan, the daughter of another shepherd family..
1. ‘Un Certain Regard’ Prize -Cannes IFF 2008
2. East of West Award – Karlovy Vary IFF 2008
3. Nominated for European Discovery of the Year – European Film Awards, 2008.
The film has won 9 awards and was nominated for 4 more.