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Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
Directed by Maria Brendle • 2020 • Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland
Starring Alina Turdumamatova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu, Madina Talipbek
Nineteen-year-old Sezim wants to fulfill her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she is kidnapped by a group of young men, taken to the hinterlands, and forced to marry a stranger. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks a way out.