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Kurmanjan datka (2014)

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 »


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Credited cast:
Elina Abai Kyzy 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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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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Official submission of Kyrgyzstan to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

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Best picture of Kyrgyz cinematography EVER
30 November 2014 | by Adilet TilekeevSee all my reviews

I was lucky to be on the premier of this movie in LA. Absolutely worth to be nominated for Best foreign movie for upcoming 87's Oscar. Director of Kurmandjan Datka is a man with vision, there is no doubt that this picture will get nominated and be awarded for best foreign movie in 2015. This movie is based on real story that happened centuries ago in Kyrgyzstan, country of nomad people that got settled in Central Asia. This movie helps to educate young generation of Kyrgyz people to get familiar with their history. Director, Sher-Niyaz contributed a lot to the country of Kyrgyz people where he developed a great platform in movie- making business, as it has grown tremendously in the past 5 years and brought up enormous attention of mass media from all over the world. The biggest movie project that ever occurred in history of Kyrgyzstan, people from all over the world bless this movie, critics are foreseeing good results and director is working really hard to push this movie into Oscar.

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