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The Composer

The Composer is adapted from the true story of the well-known Chinese musician Xian Xinghai in Almaty. It was during the Great Patriotic War, Xian was on a mission of composing the score for a documentary film in former Soviet Union using an alias. As the war broke out, he was stranded in foreign land with the longing of getting back to his motherland. His talent in music made him befriended local musician Baikadamov. They developed a deep friendship and overcame difficulties together.

  • Xierzati Yahefu
  • Zhang Suisui
  • Hayixia Tabareke
  • Jonathan Shen
    Kung Fu Yoga
  • Serik Zhubandykov
  • Hu Jun
    Key Cast
    "Huang Xun"
  • Aruzhan Jazilbekova
    Key Cast
  • Berik Aitzhanov
    Key Cast
    "Bakhitzhan Baikadamov"
  • Dilnaz Nurseiit
    Key Cast
  • Yuan Quan
    Key Cast
    "Qian Yunling"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 44 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    90,000,000 CNY
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  • Language:
    Chinese, Russian
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  • Student Project:
  • Beijing International Film Festival
    April 9, 2019
    World Premiere
    Tiantan Award nominee
Distribution Information
  • Beijing Joy Pictures
    Country: China
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Xierzati Yahefu

Xierzati Yahefu was born in Xinjiang, and is regarded as the representative of the 'western warm current' genre of Chinese cinema for his films are usually about humanistic cares. Young Xierzati's obsession in drawing and film urged him to go study Arts in Beijing Film Academy. After he graduated in 1985, he was assigned to work in Tianshan Film Studio as production designer and assistant director. In 2005, he co-directed The Turpan Love Song and won the 'Five Top Project' Award. In 2007, he individually directed Mai Mai Ti's 2008 and received very positive reviews from the film circle.

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