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Queen of the Mountains (2014)
"Kurmanjan datka" (original title)

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The relevant epic story of the strong-willed, courageous and independent woman before her time, Kurmanjan, who is revered to this day for her diplomacy for saving her nation from complete destruction when the Russians invaded.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Elina Abai Kyzy ...
Kurmanjan Datka (18-25)
Nasira Mambetova ...
Kurmanjan Datka (50)
Aziz Muradillayev ...
Alymbek Datka
Adilet Usubaliyev ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mirlan Abdulayev ...
Akbalban
Dinara Abdykadyrova ...
Sono
Nurzinat Abdykadyrova ...
Kurmanjan assistant
Dinara Aitikeyeva ...
Gultay
Abdykalyk Akmatov ...
Old Eltoydu
Shaigul Alseitova ...
Jantai's wife
Asan Amanov ...
Kezekbay
Azamat Arykov ...
Bazaar seller
Talant Asanaliev ...
Alymbek's staff member
Gulnur Asanova ...
Asel
Duishenbek Baitobetov ...
Man of Wisdom
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Storyline

The historical, epic drama, set in 19th century Central Asia, tells the true story of Kurmanjan Datka, a strong willed woman, who becomes the ruler of her country and saves the nation from total destruction. As a young woman she is forced into an arranged marriage but escapes, flees to the mountains and falls in love with the local chief Alymbek, whom she marries. When he is killed by political rivals, she becomes the "queen of the mountains" and a key figure and negotiator in the national struggle, when the Russians invade. Written by Anonymous

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what can be more honorable than to die for our Fatherland?


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.
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6 January 2015 (USA)  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Wow!!! I'm totally impressed.

Wow!!!

I'm totally impressed! Kurmanjan Datka will be one of my favorite movie. I waited for a long time to watch this film and it was worth it. Beautiful nature and wonderful people. Absolutely sweeping epic. It's exciting, proud,touching, poetic, lyrical and many many more. I can't stop explore my feelings. Bravo Sadyk Sher-Niaz Myrza. I'm so proud of you! I thank all of who made this epic. People, open for yourself a new journey for these beautiful mountains. No matter where I am, my heart is always in these mountains.This movie is a way for my children and grandchildren to learn about their beautiful country. Thank you so much.


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