Film Details

The Gentle Indifference of the World

Film Synopsis

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic and sheltered countryside life for the cruel city. In order to save her mother from jail, she must find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left behind. Friends since their village childhood, her loyal, but penniless admirer Kuandyk follows her just to make sure she is safe. When Kuandyk tries to help Saltanat get the money through other means, he ends up finding himself in more trouble than he bargained for. Though life keeps dealing them bad hands, Saltanat and Kuandyk never give up, no matter the odds.


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