TO GET TO HEAVEN FIRST YOU HAVE TO DIE
TO GET TO HEAVEN FIRST YOU HAVE TO DIE


SYNOPSIS
20 year old Kamal has been married for a few months but is unable to make love to his wife. Learning that there's nothing physically wrong with himself after visiting a doctor, Kamal sets out for the town in search of another woman. The city is full of them but Kamal is still unable to meet anyone until a chance encounter on a bus. But it looks as if this accidental meeting will take Kamal much further than he was counting on…

DIRECTORDjamshed Usmonov
YEAR2006
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSCannes 2006 Un Certain Regard
Moscow 2006
Toronto 2006
Hamburg 2006
PRODUCERSDenis Carot (producer)
Marie Masmonteil (producer)
Robert Boner (producer)
Christoph Friedel
Claudia Steffen (co-producers)
CO PRODUCTION WITHElzevir Film & Cinemanufacture in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion
Saga Production
South Bridge
Arte France Cinema
TSR in association with Rezo Films
PRODUCTIONMariya Usmonova
Marie-Laure Wicker
Maruf Pulodzoda (prod. managers)
Nosir Ruhmonov (assistant director)
SUPPORTED BYCNC
Filmstiftung NRW
Filmförderungsanstalt
L'Office Fédéral de la Culture with support of Global Film Initiative
MEDIA Programme
Pusan Promotion Plan
Göteborg Film Festival
La Procirep
WORLD SALESCelluloid Dreams
GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR
LENGTH98 min.
FORMATcolour
35mm
1:1.66
SHOOTING LOCATIONTadjikistan
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEtadjik, russian
CASTKhurched Golibekov
Dinara Droukarova
Maruf Pulodzoda
WRITERSDjamshed Usmonov
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYPascal Lagriffoul
EDITINGJacques Comets
MUSICPierre Aviat
SOUNDPatrick Becker (original sound)
Stéphane Thiébaut (re-recording mixer)
ART DIRECTIONMavlodod Farasatshoev
COSTUMESAksini Pastukh
MAKE UP HAIRLilia Sorokopud
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