Hamro, an unrepentant prodigal son straight out of a Russian jail, returns to his hometown to help his mother die with dignity. But his debts are many and long overdue, the townspeople are tough as nails, and he gets more than he expected from the quiet village.
In this dark comedy, his third feature, writer-director Djamshed Usmonov casts the town's population as its own persuasive self and his own mother and brother as the fractured yet formidable domestic couple.
"Five stars...A sturdily acted film from a region rarely represented in cinema."
Angel on the Right is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Tajik with English subtitles.
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