Tulpan (2008)

Asa has big ears and because of this he can not find a wife. He lives on the steppe in Kazakhstan (the real one, not Borat's) with his sheep herding brother-in-law and family. Asa is torn between the big city life (personified by his peddling buddy) and his current rural life. The promise of a wife does not seem to be on his horizon.

The desolate and remote setting and characters eclipse the story though. Amazing birthing scenes of lambs appear twice in the film which alone make the film worth watching.


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