Tulpan (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Rural Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 1, 2009 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Having just completed his naval service, a young man travels back to the Kazakh steppe to take a bride and begin his new life as a shepherd. Asa is eager to go back to the countryside, where he plans on living a nomadic life along with his sister and her husband. His sister's husband is a shepherd, a career that Asa, too, hopes to someday undertake. But before that happens, Asa will have to find a bride -- not an easy task on the deserted steppe. Young Tulpan is the daughter of another shepherd family and the most obvious choice, yet she isn't attracted to Asa due to his big ears. Will Tulpan ever be able to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a shepherd, or is he forever condemned to lead the life of a lonely bachelor?

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independence, marriage, nomad, plains, shepherd, suitor