Harmony Lessons 2013
School bullying is just the backdrop in "Harmony Lessons," a beautiful yet unsettling directorial debut by a talented 29-year-old Kazakh filmmaker Emir Baigazin, who is also the writer and the editor of the film.

Aslan is a 13-year-old loner who lives with his grandmother on a farm somewhere on the steppes of Kazakhstan. When he goes to school, he becomes the victim of bullying by the local thug Bolat. Although Aslan doesn't quite express his resentment and keeps his emotion to himself, he is intelligent and quite a genius in science. The film superbly builds up the tension and skillfully constructs the layers toward its climax when Aslan takes his revenge.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:54:39 | 6.44 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Kazakh
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Emir Baigazin
Cast: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France

-- Interview with Eugenie Zvonkine, specialist of Russian and Soviet cinema (in French, no subs)
-- Trailer

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