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Myn Bala (Kazakh: Жаужүрек мың бала, Jaýjúrek myń bala) is a 2011 Kazakhstani historical dramatic film depicting the eighteenth century war fought between the Kazakhs and the Dzungar Khanate.[1] The film was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence from the Soviet Union. Its production cost over $7 million (USD).[2]

Myn Bala
Myn Bala promotional image.jpg
Directed byAkan Satayev
Produced byAnna Kachko
Aliya Uvalzhanova
Music byRenat Gaysin
Release date
  • March 2011 (2011-03)
Running time
100 minutes
Budget$7,000,000 (USD)

The film was selected as the Kazakhstani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[3]

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  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 160. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  2. ^ "Kazakhstan film boom fights back against Borat image". BBC News. 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "'Myn Bala' heads to Oscars". Variety. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.

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