Sydney Underground Film Festival

Sweetie, You Won't Believe It

Expired September 26, 2021 4:00 PM
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(SUFF Opening Film - now available until 26th Sept! Limited Tickets Available)

NOTE: Unclassified R18+

Dastan (Daniar Alshinov) can no longer stand the constant nagging of his highly pregnant wife (Asel Kaliyeva) and decides to run away for at least one day with his friends -- a would-be businessman, and a district police officer. The men decide to go fishing and everything would have gone smoothly, if not for a series of unforeseen, sudden, incomprehensible, violent, and irreversible events. Kazakhstani director and co-writer Yernar Nurgaliyev brings us a black crime comedy that plays out like an Eastern European Coen brothers film, packed with eccentric characters making bad choices that lead them further down the spiral to… well, that would be telling. Genuinely surprisingly, shocking, and hilarious, Sweetie, You Won’t Believe it is a comedy of errors with guts.

“…imagine if The Hangover was directed by The Coen Brothers.” (John Dotson - Monsters & Critics)

“…an exciting, scary, and funny ride, with a rather terrific ending.” (Bobby LePire - Film Threat)


  • Year
  • Runtime
    84 mins
  • Language
    Russian, Kazak with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Rating
    Unclassified R18+
  • Director
    Yernar Nurgaliyev
  • Screenwriter
    Zhandos Aibassov, Yernar Nurgaliyev, Daniyar Soltanbayev, Il'yas Toleu, Anuar Turizhigitov, Alisher Utev
  • Producer
    Zhandos Aibassov, Azamat Dulatov, Yernar Nurgaliyev, Timur Shevchenko
  • Cinematographer
    Azamat Dulatov
  • Editor
    Yernar Nurgaliyev
  • Music
    Nazarbek Orazbekov