Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure
Only one lusted glance brings Aliya to the events throwing her into the criminal ocean. But in the wirliging of passions and turmoil when she finds herself at the verge of fatality it's ... See full summary »
Director: Salamat Mukhammed-Ali | Stars: Armand Assante, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Peter O'Toole
G | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.
Director: Otto Bell | Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv
Votes: 3,178 | Gross: $3.17M
110 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Set in the first part of the 20th century during the Russian revolution's spill over into the vast majestic lands of Mongolia. This epic story is about family, love, devotion and kinship ... See full summary »
Director: Erdenebileg Ganbold | Stars: Erdenebileg Ganbold, Tsegmid Tserenbold, Vasiliy Mishchenko, Tserendagva Purevdorj
156 min | Drama, History
This is the story of the life of the great queen of of the steppe - legendary Tomiris. She is destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of close people and unite the Scythian/Saka tribes under her authority.
Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Almira Tursyn, Adil Akhmetov, Erkebulan Dairov, Berik Aytzhanov
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
A historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes.
Directors: Sergei Bodrov, Ivan Passer | Stars: Kuno Becker, Jason Scott Lee, Jay Hernandez, Zhansaya Saparkhanova
Votes: 3,597 | Gross: $0.08M
111 min | Action, Drama, History
Fifteenth century. In the vast expanses of Eurasia for several centuries, the descendants of the great Genghis Khan have created their own and crushed the alien states. One of them is the ... See full summary »
Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Star: Yerkebulan Daiyrov
130 min | Drama
A boy is killed in an aul (Kazakh village). Detective Bekzat wants to end an investigation quickly: a crime perpetrator is already found by local police officers after all.
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Daniar Alshinov, Dinara Baktybaeva, Teoman Khos
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
On the steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa lives in a yurt with his sister Samal, her husband Ondas, and their three children. Ondas is a herdsman, tough and strong. It's dry, dusty, and windy; too ... See full summary »
Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Askhat Kuchencherekov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondassyn Bessikbassov
Votes: 2,965 | Gross: $0.16M
108 min | Drama
A portrait of five brothers living on a farm on the Kazakh plains, where the sudden intrusion of the modern world brings corruption, temptation and deceit.
Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Zhalgas Klanov, Zhasulan Userbayev, Ruslan Userbayev, Bagdaulet Sagindikov
102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Ondassyn Bessikbassov, Erbolat Toguzakov
100 min | Drama
After her father's untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city. She has to find money to pay off the large family debt that her father left ... See full summary »
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Sultan Abzalov, Tulemis Alishev, Dinara Baktybaeva, Kulzhamilya Belzhanova
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers.
Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Asylkhan Tolypov, Ayan Utepbergen, Kuralai Anabekova, Tlektes Meiramov
75 min | Drama
In Zhanash, a far-away village nestled on the Kazakh Steppe, 400 kilometers away from Almaty - and another three kilometers by foot on a dirt path off the main road - Mariam (Meruert... See full summary »
Director: Sharipa Urazbayeva | Stars: Meruert Sabbusinova, Hamza Koksebek, Almas Bektibayev, Edihe Ahmet
120 min | Drama
Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.
Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Aglaé Lanctot, 25-years-old, is as insecure as can be. As a result of being 'brought up' by an irresponsible mother and by an absent father, she can now find her balance only in a ... See full summary »
Director: Eric Gravel | Stars: India Hair, Julie Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Anne Charrier
110 min | Drama
A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in ... See full summary »
Directors: Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg | Stars: Polina Pushkaruk, Vika Lobachova, Andrey Astrakhantsev, Sergey Yatsenyuk
80 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Story of a man named Sayan, that had to live through harsh 1990's and make tough decisions.
Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Aidar Mukhametzhanov, Saken Aminov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Zhan Baizhanbayev
84 min | Drama
One morning, a man who loves his family very much goes to a town market to sell his horse with the other villagers. After exchanging affectionate glances with his wife, and leaving his 10-... See full summary »
Directors: Yerlan Nurmukhambetov, Lisa Takeba | Stars: Dulyga Akmolda, Madi Minaidarov, Mirai Moriyama, Samal Yeslyamova
4 min | Short
A brave young girl takes up the ancient tradition of hunting with eagles, which has been practiced in the mountains of Western Mongolia for centuries.
Director: Martin Buzora | Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv
133 min | Action, Drama, History
Diamond Sword is a large-scale historical drama of first Kazakh Khans, which BBC called "Kazakh Game Of Thrones". The action takes place in the XV century, and the plot demonstrates the key... See full summary »
Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Kayrat Kemalo, Doskhan Zholzhaksynov
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
Four loosely connected stories set in a small town in Kazakhstan at the beginning of the 90s, a time of transition from the Soviet era to a new state with emotional and economic depression.... See full summary »
Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Omar Adilov, Timur Aidarbekov, Madiyar Aripbay, Anzara Barlykova
89 min | Documentary
4 Elements shows in a poetic way the battle of humanity with the four primal elements. Four places on earth where companionship and mutual trust are still of vital importance.
Director: Jiska Rickels
97 min | Drama
A Jewish child deported to Kazakhstan is saved and adopted by Kasym, an old Kazakh railway-man. Kasym gives him a Kazakh name, Sabyr, that in Kazakh language means humble. The child grows ... See full summary »
Director: Rustem Abdrashev | Stars: Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bakhtiar Khoja, Yekaterina Rednikova, Dalen Shintemirov
130 min | Drama, History, War
The story of several generations of a Kazakh family from the 1930s to the present time, the film traces the most momentous events in the history of Kazakhstan through war, separation and the determination of the clan to remain united.
Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Bolat Abdilmanov, Adil Akhmetov, Berik Aytzhanov, Aruzhan Jazilbekova
90 min | Drama
A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward a violent crime, spurred on by a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ... See full summary »
Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Ermek Ahmetov, Erkebulan Almanov, Amangeldy Aytaly, Nurlan Bajtasov
176 min | Drama, History, War
This historical epic charts political intrigue among the Kipchaks, a confederation of tribes on the steppes of central Asia, before they were overrun by Genghis Khan.
Director: Ardak Amirkulov | Stars: Dokhdurbek Kydyraliyev, Tungyshpai Zhamankulov, Bolot Beyshenaliev, Abdurashid Makhsudov
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »
Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Ksenbai, David Bennent, Maximilien Muller
Action, Drama, History | Pre-production
'Flags Over Berlin' is the story of one of the most important intelligence missions of the World War II - Operation 'Alsos'. Sir Winston Churchill sends his most trusted aid - a British ... See full summary »
28 min | Short, Action, Comedy
Egor, Leonid and Nazarbayev come to Gagauzia. Everything seems fine at first, but Nazarbayev realises that he lost Kazakhstan, and the trio sets out to find it.
Director: Semen Bezboltenko | Stars: Semen Bezboltenko, Matthew Broderkick, Aidar Cheburekov, Egor
91 min | Drama
A transposition of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to the modern day city of Almaty.
Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Aidos Sagatov, Alnur Turgambayeva
93 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A little boy Anatole lives in 1960s in the steppe in Kazakhstan with his parents-archaeologists. One day he witnesses the accidental death of his brother, this drama traumatizes the boy so ... See full summary »
Directors: Gérard Depardieu, Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Berik Aytzhanov, Natalie Dessay
Drama | Completed
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Director: Victoria Yakubov | Stars: Natasha Mashkevich, Aziz Beyshenaliev, Aysha Berykkizi, Saltanat Tashimova
Documentary | Filming
This doc follows the journey of the very first American Kok Boru team.
Directors: Creed Garnick, Brock Harris | Stars: Creed Garnick, Brock Harris, Billy Magnussen, Golden Garnick
87 min | Drama, Fantasy
Aidai the baksy, or witch doctor, lives in the mountains and helps people. She uses mysterious actions to cure the sick and to give infertile couples children. As capitalist forces begin to... See full summary »
Director: Gulshat Omarova | Stars: Neisipkul Omarbekova, Farkhad Amankulov, Almat Ayanov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov
55 min | Documentary, History
The Polygon is a film by Australian actor/producer Kimberley Hawryluk and documentary filmmaker Adam Schomer that journeys to understand a Kazakh village that lies just 18km from a former ... See full summary »
Directors: Kimberley Joseph, Adam Schomer | Star: Kimberley Joseph
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
"Beyond the steppes" tells the story of a woman's forced journey to the steppes of Central Asia.
Director: Vanja d'Alcantara | Stars: Agnieszka Grochowska, Aleksandra Justa, Tatiana Tarskaya, Borys Szyc
91 min | Comedy
After closing the deal with foreign sponsors Zhomart hopes to get a five stars status to his little hotel but this plan goes south.
Director: Zheniskhan Momyshev | Stars: Nurlan Koyanbayev, Zhan Baizhanbayev, Ramazan Amantai, Ashli Auguillard
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Director: Sabit Kurmanbekov | Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Gérard Depardieu, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev, Bolat Kalymbetov
The story of the nomadic tribes in XV century on the territory of today's Kazakhstan, after the Golden Orda has fallen and all Mongol Empire divided in numerous khanats.
Stars: Khulan Chuluun, Naryn Igilik, Amina Yerlan
90 min | Drama, Family
Twelve-year-old Bazarbai is unlike other Nomad boys his age. He dreams of leaving behind the green pastures of his native Western Mongolian province, lured instead by the call of the urban ... See full summary »
Director: René Bo Hansen | Stars: Bazarbai Matei, Serikbai Khulan, Mardan Matei, Asilbek Badelkhan
80 min | Drama, Fantasy
A new mayor comes to the remote village Karatas. A very strange illness reins over here. However somebody is used to live with it and says this is a simple flu.
Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Aibek Kudabayev, Nurbek Mukushev, Tolganay Talgat, Konstantin Kozlov
72 min | Drama
Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a young man is preparing to become a bus conductor. One day, in between wandering the city streets, and going to the movies, he makes the acquaintance of a female student.
Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Samat Beysenbin, Baljan Bisembekova, Indira Jeksembaeva, Kairat Mahmetov
105 min | Drama
Yermek Tursunov (Kelin, The Old Man) completes his trilogy about Kazakh identity, in which an orphaned young boy takes to the mountains and lives among a pack of wolves in the days before WWII.
Director: Ermek Tursunov | Stars: Mikhail Karpov, Roza Khayrullina, Erzhan Nurymbet
376 min | Documentary
A thorough and intelligently summarized history of the Soviet Union, from the socio-political origins for the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 to the near end of Mikhail Gorbachev's ... See full summary »
Star: Siân Phillips
65 min | Documentary
During the Soviet era, the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan were used as human guinea pigs in the testing of nuclear weapons. Today they live with the consequences: sheep graze in ... See full summary »
Director: Antony Butts
85 min | Documentary
Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
Director: Roser Corella
127 min | Drama
This film follows three distinct story lines depicting unfortunate fates of Kazakh patriots who refused to be subjugated by the colonial policy of Tsarist Russia and later by that of the Soviet totalitarian system.
Director: Satybaldy Narymbetov | Stars: Dulyga Akmolda, Kuralai Anabekova, Berik Aytzhanov, Aziz Beyshenaliev
93 min | Biography, Drama
The president Nursultan Nazarbayev announces the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Akmola. Task is almost impossible: to transfer the capital from Alatau highland to the boundless steppes of Saryarka in a short time.
Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Murat Ahmanov, Gulnara Dzhakupova, Oleg Li, Zhan Baizhanbayev