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Queen of the Mountains (2014)

Kurmanjan datka (original title)
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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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 ...
Dinara Abdykadyrova ...
Nurzinat Abdykadyrova ...
Kurmanjan assistant
Dinara Aitikeyeva ...
Abdykalyk Akmatov ...
Old Eltoydu
Shaigul Alseitova ...
Jantai's wife
Asan Amanov ...
Azamat Arykov ...
Bazaar seller
Talant Asanaliev ...
Alymbek's staff member
Gulnur Asanova ...
Duishenbek Baitobetov ...
Man of Wisdom


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?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.


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Release Date:

6 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Kyrgyzstan to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Unexpectedly, i loved it
21 September 2014 | by (Bishkek) – See all my reviews

Today I have finally watched "Kurmanjan Datka". I accompanied my grandma to the cinema, who wanted to watch the movie that was on everyone's lips. I must confess - I had been skeptical about it, despite the numerous admiring reviews of my friends and buddies. To my great embarrassment, I doubted if we had good directors and actors in the country. I am sorry for this. Unexpectedly I loved the film. The idea, plot, actors, acting, directing, scenery - everything was wonderful. I would like to thank the director, actors and producers for such a pleasure! The views of our mountains are marvelous! And I must note that all actors were very pleasant and genuine, I didn't expect that we have so many talented actors in Kyrgyzstan! Most of all I liked symbols in the film and attention to details - peculiar, national, authentic. Great job! That's the stuff!

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