Also known as
Zhanym, Ty ne Poverish
Kazakhstan [2020] - 84m
Comedy, Horror
Directed by
Yernar Nurgaliyev
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Sweetie, You Won't Believe It poster


August 04, 2022


A comedy with crime and horror elements from Kazakhstan. That certainly was a first for me. Sweetie, You Won't Believe Me does a pretty decent job combining various genres into a single film, but it fails to stand out in any discernible way. It's a film I felt I had seen before many times, often better executed too.

Even though Dastan's wife is about to give birth, he goes away for the weekend with his friends. On their little fishing trip, they run into a group of gangsters, inadvertently witnessing a murder. Dastan and his friends are chased down by the gangsters, but there's a more dangerous man eyeing the two groups of men.

The film looks fine, the performances are okay and the plot is pretty quirky. The biggest problem is that the comedy doesn't quite work as well as it should. The timing is a little off sometimes, and it's just not as edgy as it wants to be. It's still solid filler, from a country that isn't quite known for producing explicit genre films, so it's definitely worth a watch.