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LanguageRussian
Warning Drug use
The Needle
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Part Pulp Fiction, part Betty Blue, Nougmanov’s film portrays the attempt of an enigmatic drifter to get his ex-girlfriend off heroin. The couple escape to the Aral sea but find that the sea has all but disappeared. Boasting dangerous performances from Soviet rock stars, Viktor Tsoi and Peter Mamonov of Zvuki Mu, this film was the first to break the Soviet taboo of depicting drug addiction. It is widely seen as the film that created the Kazakh New Wave.

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First Prize
Award Laurel
1988
Nuremberg Film Festival
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