Onze man in Kazachstan

Marjoleine Boonstra Short documentary - 1993 - 55 min.

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Documentary about the young Dutch farmer Herbert Bos who leaves for Kazakhstan. On the immense steppes is the Sovchoze Koksunski, a former exile colony. Here he attempts to harvest a record potato crop with the aid of Dutch potting compost and modern technology. He is received heartily but his arrival leads to a deep cultural confrontation with the local population. His business-like, pragmatic Western mentality faces the tired, disillusioned Kazakhstani, who feel deceived by the communist regime. The film provides a picture of the harshness of life in the countryside after the fall of the communist system.


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Director of Photography
Bertil Dubach
Hans Dunnewijk
Sound on Set
Bert Koops
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