Ulzhan (2007)

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A Journey About a Man and a Culture[edit]

Ulzhan, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, is an international co-production between France and Kazakhstan. It tells the story of a French man travelling through Kazakhstan, where he attempts to reach the holy mountain Khan Tengri, accompanied by a New Age shaman and a nomad girl that he meets on his way. This is a thoughtful journey through the country and the mind of the traveller. The director offers a portrait of Kazakhstan that reflects the country’s complexity.