The Light Thief
The Light Thief

The Light Thief

Director Aktan Arym Kubat

Production year 2010

Length 80min.

Country France/Germany/The Netherlands


The main character of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He not only brings electric light (which is often out) to the lives of the inhabitants of this town, but also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life and mostly laughter.


Aktan Arym Kubat
Aktan Arym Kubat



Marc Baschet, Karl Baumgartner, Thanassis Karathanos, Altynai Koichumanova, Cédomir Kolar, Denis Vaslin


Aktan Arym Kubat, Talip Ibrahimov

Director of Photography

Khasan Kydyraliyev

Production designer

Talgat Asyrankulov

Music by

Andre Matthias


Thomas Neumann


Petar Markovic


Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov

Aktan Arym Kubat

Born 1957 Sakoulou, Kyrgyzstan. Film director, Academician of the National Motion Picture Academy of KG, acting member of the European Academy of Arts, People's Artist of KG, Laureate of National Prize of KG named after Toktogul. From 1976 to 1980 studied at Kyrgyz State Academy. From 1980 worked as Art director and director of feature films at Kyrgyzfilm Studio. In 1998 opened his own production studio Beshkempir. Starting from 2004 is an art-director of Oy ART Studio.


The Dog Was Running (1990), Where Is Your Home, Snail? (1992), Bus Stop (1995), Hassan Hussen (1997), The Adopted Son (1998), The Chimp (2001), The Light Thief (2010), Mother’s Paradise (2011).

FILMS 2011