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Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)

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A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers.

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Asylkhan Tolypov ...
Sartai
Ayan Utepbergen ...
Taimas (as Ayan Utepburgen)
Kuralai Anabekova ...
Korlan
Tlektes Meiramov ...
Nazar
Toleubek Aralbai ...
Rakhimjan
Eduard Ondar ...
Dzungar Commander
Nurlan Alimzhan ...
Kassym
Artur Tolepov ...
Ilyas
Aidos Akmyzayev ...
Assan
Meirzhan Beissenbekov ...
Oussen
Doskhan Zholzhaksynov ...
Tole Bi
Tungyshpai Al-Tarazi ...
Yesset Batyr
Bolat Abdilmanov ...
Kanjigaly Boghenbai
Azat Bazarkeldi ...
Kazybek Bi
Yessim Seghizbayev ...
Monke Bi
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A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers.

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March 2012 (Kazakhstan)  »

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Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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The official submission of Kazakhstan to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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a very beautiful movie of the freedom fighters
6 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this film was beautifully done in every way. good cast, good directing, good screenplay, good camera, good editing, beautiful locations and settings, good costumes and, very good music. i've never thought a movie out of a small central Asia country would be this good. the script was so well crafted that allowed the young heroes and heroines to freely perform with their hearts and spirits. this is a film that once you've watched it would always stay with you, the beautiful prairie, the remote snowy mountains, the horses, the galloping. the first viewer was right, this film is indeed much better than 'nomad', the fight scenes were especially good too.


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