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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.


Sadyk Sher-Niyaz


Sadyk Sher-Niyaz (screenplay), Bakytbek Turdubaev | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




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


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

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Best movie ever!
30 November 2014 | by nishonoSee all my reviews

... .Kyrgyz women - More host camels, horses, the owner of the boz ui "yurta" more than the Kyrgyz - everything. Kyrgyz women, not kyrgyz male will construct Kirghiz home (boz ui) "yurta" on arrival nomads lovely their mountain pasture. Kyrgyz women will feel, and understand horses, camels and cattle. Kyrgyz women will graze them, take care, and feed, just like own child and husband. Maybe by this constant rough work among the harsh nature of this invariable courageous struggle with the needs and burdens of life, Kyrgyz girl Kyrgyz woman since childhood grew so tall, strong, brave and hardy, so similar to the male expression of his face and shape their bones, so independent and strong character. In rare civilized peoples woman enjoys such great value and respect enjoyed by them among the Kirghiz wife and mother ... .. " (from history). I believe that this movie -Kurmanjan Datka-Queen of the Mountains is worthy of receiving Oscar!!!

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English | Kirghiz | Russian

Release Date:

6 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains See more »

Filming Locations:

Osh, Kyrgyzstan See more »


Box Office


$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aitysh Film, Kyrgyzfilm See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (16mm)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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