O'rtok Boykenzhayev (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - Uzbekistan  |  
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Uzbek filmmaker Yasup Razykov directs the satirical black comedy Comrade Boykenzhayev, based on the novel by Abdukhalik Abdurazzokov. After a drunken government official suggest the possibility of a communal cemetery, Communist Party leader Azamet Sergeyevich (O'lmes Allxo'jayev) actually sets out to do it. He enlists the help of Comrade Boykenzhayev (Farkhod Abdullayev), who is eager to please. The construction of the cemetery is played out as a parody to the Soviet propaganda films of the late '40s and early '50s. Once the thing is built, the problem is getting a body to bury for the grand opening funeral. Comrade Boykenzhayev was shown at the 2003 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.



cemetery, Communist-party, corpse, gravedigger