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Cake - Frank sinatra. Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. In the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan, tradition is king.

Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Polo's still played with a freshly killed goat and the men still marry their women the old-fashioned way: by abducting them off the street and forcing them to be their wife. Bride kidnapping is a supposedly ancient custom that's made a major comeback since the fall of Communism and now accounts for nearly half of all marriages in some parts of the country.

We traveled to the Kyrgyz countryside to follow/aid and abet a young groom named Kubanti as he surprised his teenage girlfriend Nazgul with the gift of marriage/kidnapping. In part 3, Kubanti's aunts work their charms on the kidnapped girl hoping to convince her that their family's boy (aka, her abductor) is Mr. Two Bicycles - Alone At Sea. The Flaming Lips - The W.A.N.D. (Video) Dinosaur Jr. "Little Fury Things" Beck - The Golden Age. The Commodores-Brick House. Beck - Think I'm In Love. Massive Attack - Paradise Circus. Gorillaz Slow Country. Sexual Healing. Cancer Bats - Pneumonia Hawk. Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus. Nerdy white kid KILLS "Look at Me Now" (Mac Lethal)