MYN BALA: WARRIORS OF THE STEPPE

By Akan SATAYEV

SILVERSALT PR - as CONS

Epic - Completed 2012

He wanted to protect his loved ones and ended up freeing his country.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Epic
    • Countries
    • KAZAKHSTAN
    • Languages
    • KAZAKH, MONGOLE
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Akan SATAYEV
    • Writer(s)
    • Timur ZHAKSYLYKOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Aliya UVALZHANOVA (New Film Format), Ermek AMANSHAYEV (Kazakhfilm Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • Kazakhstan, 1729: The Dzungars, a ferocious Mongol tribe, has swept across the steppes. Kazakh sultans have left their people to fend for themselves. Young Sartai and other survivors of a Dzungar attack fled to the inhospitable mountains, where they learned to eke out a living.
      Curiosity and a growing sense of revenge drive Sartai and his friends back to the steppe, where he can’t help falling in love with the beautiful Zere, daughter of a local khan who chose to protect his village by working with the hated Mongols.
      Discovering his own strength, Sartai assembles a detachment of young warriors called ‘myn bala’, ‘a thousand boys’ in Kazakh. Even as he fights the emotional turmoil experienced by every teenager in the world, he leads his troops into a historical battle against the Dzungars, freeing his country after decades of terror.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2011
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