Original Title: Harmony Lessons
Production Company: JCS Kazakhfilm, The Post Republic Halle, Rohfilm, Arizona Productions
Production Year: 2013
Director: Emir Baigazin
Script: Emir Baigazin
Cinematography: Aziz Zhambakiyev
Editor: Emir Baigazin
Producer: Anna katchko
Running Time: 110min
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Language: Kazakh, Russian
Main Cast: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Aslan, a 13-year-old boy living with his grandma, is a student in a high crime rate village school in Kazakhstan. Corruption and violence conflict drastically with his obsession for perfectionism. Aslan sees all the evil in the school gang leader Bolat, who humiliates him in front of his classmates and extorts money from the kids, beating them up severely. Out of good motives to rid his school of crime, Aslan decides to take action against Bolat. 

Director’s Biography 

Born in Kazakhstan in 1984. Baigazin graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. In 2007, he won the Asian competition for hands-on training at the Asian Film Academy, and later participated at the Berlinale Talent Campus.  


2009 Jean’s Video Diary
2008 Fatshedder
2007 Steppe
2006 Cheerful and Offended