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.

Credits

Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Bertil Dubach
Hans Dunnewijk
Sound on Set
Bert Koops
Music
Production Country
Netherlands