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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.

Director:

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Writers:

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz (screenplay), Bakytbek Turdubaev | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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)
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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?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.
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Country:

Kyrgyzstan

Language:

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 »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aitysh Film, Kyrgyzfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (16mm)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Great movie
5 September 2014 | by Tengri_kgSee all my reviews

Loved the film, it is versatile, deep, beautiful. Lovely acting and gorgeous landscapes. The movie shows the beauty of Kyrgyz land and the beauty of its nation. It is incredible what they have done in such a limited budget .The film is about love to your motherland, about love to each other , about unity , about dignity and courage , about sacrifice and choice , about role of woman in a history . Cried a lot ,it touches the deepest part of your heart, it makes you feel responsible and conscious .Special thanks to the composers, the music is gorgeous, it absolutely matches all the scenes and gives additional depth to the meaning. Kurmanjan Datka -is a great woman , who saves her nation from total destruction and made a great contribution to the development of her country.


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