The Men's Dance Dilhiroj / Der Tanz der Männer / The Men's Dance
Usbekistan / Uzbekistan 2001/02
77 MIN / 35mm, Farbe, OmeU
REGIE / DIRECTOR: Yusup Razykov

Buch/Screenplay: Erkin Agzam, Yusup Razykov
Kamera/Cinematography: Chatam Fajziev
Ausstattung/Art Director: Babur Ismailov
Schnitt/Editor: Olga Morova
Musik/Music: Džamšid Izamov
Produzent/Producer: Murad Muhammad Dost
Darsteller/Cast: Zakir Muchamedžanov, Tuti Yusupova, Sevinc Muminova, Ališer Chamraev
Produktion/Production: Uzbekkino, Taschkent

Caligari: 15.04. 17.30 Uhr
Bambi: 16.04. 20.00 Uhr


The Men's Dance

Yusup RazykovSanam's grandmother predicts that little Toshtemir is going to become Sanam's husband one day. Sanam reacts with horror, but years later she "assists" Toshtemir with his circumcision. Now the villagers don't doubt that the two are made for each other. But when Sanam and Toshtemir reach the marriage-able age Toshtemir cannot bring himself to propose officially, believing a man has to "conquer" his future wife. Outraged at Toshtemir's hesitation, Sanam announces that she is going to marry the man who wins the forthcoming wrestling-tournament. Toshtemir knows his chance has come. And indeed he beats a much stronger man. Nothing stands in the way of the marriage now. But other problems arise: Mothers and aunts wonder how they could keep Toshtemir from pre-marital visits to Sanam. Grandmother can only shake her head about concerns like this - who has ever stayed chaste until the wedding night? But then Toshtemir unexpectedly is drafted shortly before the wedding. In addition to that, Sanam finds out that she is pregnant. How is she going to explain this to her relatives?