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Famous Movies From Kazakhstan

Updated June 14, 2019 20.4k views71 items

List of popular movies from Kazakhstan, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Kazakhstan are included. This list of famous films made in Kazakhstan includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Kazakhstan should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Kazakhstan is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List is made up of many different movies, including Tulpan and Mongol. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Kazakhstan?"
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    Tadanobu Asano, Sun Honglei
    Mongol, also known as Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan in the United States and Mongol: The...  more
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    Bai Ling, Jay Hernandez
    Nomad: The Warrior is a 2005 Kazakh historical epic film written and co-produced by Rustam...  more
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    Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Esentai Tulendiev
    Tulpan is a 2008 film directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy....  more
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    Prisoner of the Mountains

    Oleg Menshikov, Aleksei Zharkov
    Prisoner of the Mountains, also known as Prisoner of the Caucasus, is a 1996 Russian war drama...  more
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    The Recruiter

    Viktor Sukhorukov, Olga Landina
    Shiza a.k.a. Schizo is a 2004 Russian language film directed by Gulshat Omarova. The film was...  more
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    Native Dancer

    Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Oldzhas Nusupbayev
    Native Dancer is a 2008 film written by Sergey Bodrov and Gulshat Omarova and directed by...  more
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    Roksana Abouova, Talgat Assetov
    Killer is a 1998 French-Kazakhstani crime drama film directed by Darezhan Omirbaev....  more
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    "In his most recent work, Christian Frei turns to an age-old dream of man: to leave our planet...  more
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    David Bennent, Philippe Torreton
    Ulzhan is a 2007 international co-production directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Philippe...  more
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    The Road

    Jamshed Usmonov, Serik Aprymov
    The Road is a 2001 Kazakhstani drama film directed by Darezhan Omirbaev. It was screened in...  more
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    Turakhan Sadykova, Gulsharat Zhubayeva
    Kelin is a 2009 drama film written and directed by Ermek Tursunov....  more
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    The Red Flute

    Juozas Budraitis, Maxim Munzuk
    The Red Flute is a 1989 drama film directed by Yermek Shinarbayev....  more
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    The Other Bank

    Tamar Meskhi, Jano Isoria
    "Twelve-year-old Tedo lives with his young mother in Keto in an isolated hut on the outskirts...  more
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    The Market: A Tale of Trade

    Genco Erkal, Tayanç Ayaydın
    The Market- A Tale of Trade is a 2008 film directed by Ben Hopkins....  more
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    Harmony Lessons

    Ramazan Sultanbek, Nursultan Nurbergenov
    Harmony Lessons is a 2013 Kazakh-German drama film directed by Emir Baigazin. The film...  more
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    The Place on the Gray Triangular Hat

    Saule Suleymenova, Yulia Sukhova
    The Place on the Gray Triangular Hat is a 1993 drama film from Kazakhstan, written by Nikita...  more
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    Saule Tahtybaeva, Jonathon Asauov
    Cardiogram is a 1995 drama film written and directed by Darezhan Omirbayev....
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    Indira Jeksembaeva, Samat Beysenbin
    Kaïrat is a 1992 drama film written and directed by Darezhan Omirbaev....
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    Highway is a 1999 documentary directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy....
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    The Gift to Stalin

    Yekaterina Rednikova, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbayev
    The Gift to Stalin is a 2008 Kazakhstani film that tells the story of a little boy named Sasha...  more
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    Alnur Turgambayeva, Aidos Sagatov
    Chouga is a 2007 drama film directed by Darezhan Omirbaev....
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    The Wild East

    Aleksandr Sporykhin, Aleksandr Aksyonov
    The Wild East is a Russian-language film created in Kazakhstan shortly after the dissolution...  more
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    Paradise is a 1996 documentary directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy....
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    American Daughter

    Vladimir Mashkov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
    American Daughter is a 1995 comedy drama film written by Aleksandr Borodyanskiy and Karen...
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    Liazzat Dautova, Talgat Sultanov
    Antiromantika is a 2001 short film written and directed by Nariman Turebayev....  more