The Kazakh khanate.Diamond sword

The Kazakh Khanate​​The Diamond Sword
Fifteenth Century B.C. Descendants of the great Genghis Khan – The Earth Shaker – have been creating their national and crushing foreign states on the vast expanses of Eurasia for hundreds of years. One of them – the legendary Abu’l-Khayr Shaybani – usurps power in the White Horde. Two sultans, Genghisids, legitimate heirs to the throne - Kerey and Janybek - are making an urgent appeal to some nomadic tribes for leaving the cruel tyrant. In the hope of better life and freedom, the nomads decide to follow the sultans and soon face bloody battles, severe trials, bitterness of losses and joys of victory. In such painful labors, a new nation – the Kazakhs – is born in the Great Steppe and a new state – The Kazakh Khanate – appears on the map of the world.

  • Rustem Abdrashov
    island Of Revival , Patchwork Quilt, Gift To Stalin ,The Leader’s Way. The Sky Of My Childhood, The Leader’s Way. Iron Mountain , The Leader’s Way. Fiery River The Leader’s Way. Breaking The Vicious Circle
  • Smagul Yelubai,Timur Zhaksylykov,Rustem Abdrashov
    Una Yurta Solitaria,
  • Arman Assenov
    Amanat,The Leader’s Way. Breaking The Vicious Circle
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    2 hours 13 minutes
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    January 1, 2017
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    5,000,000 USD
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Director Biography - Rustem Abdrashov

Rustem Abdrashev
Born in 1970 in Alma-Ata (Kazakh SSR). The famous and successful director of Kazakhstan.

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Awards and Prizes

1)GRAND PRIX – Open Film Festival of CIS and Baltic countries "Kinoshok", Russia, Anapa (2004, Island of Revival)

2)Audience Award at the Film Festival "Asian Cinema", Italy, Rome (2006, The Island of Revival)

3)Prize of FIPRESCI – European Film Critics Prize at the IFF “Go East”, Germany, Wiesbaden (2005, Island of Revival)

4)NETPAC – Asia Film Critics Prize, International Film Festival "Asian Cinema" Italy, Rome (2008, Gift to Stalin)

5)GRAND PRIX "Sarmatian Lion" of the First International Film Festival "East-West", Orenburg, Russia 2008. (Gift to Stalin)

6)Special order of the "Gift to Stalin" curriculum at the International New York Film Festival of Jewish Cinema in Lincoln Center, New York, USA, 2008.

7)GRAND PRIX – IFF "Third Eye" India, Mumbai (2009, Gift to Stalin)

8)GRAND PRIX "Golden Cyclo" of the XV International Film Festival "Cinemas d'Asie" in Vesoul, France, 2009. (Gift to Stalin)

9)GRAND PRIX of the International Film Festival in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 2009. (Gift to Stalin)

10)GRAND PRIX – IFF "International Film Festival. Jewish Motives", Poland, Warsaw (2010, Gift to Stalin)

Entered to the list of 100 best directors of Asia, South Korea, Busan, 2015. (Asia Cinema 100)