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This may come as a sur prise, but Kazakhstan, that mysterious land in Central Asia, has a thriving film industry.

I'm not talking about Hollywood-produced "Borat" but about made-in-Kazakhstan features such as "Schizo" and the Oscar-nominated "Mongol."

The nation even has an international film festival, which takes movies very, very seriously. (I know, I've been there.)

Latest winner from Kazakhstan is "Tulpan," directed and co-written by Sergey Dvortsevoy.

It is named after the young woman at the center of the odd love story, which is set in one of the more remote regions of remote Kazakhstan.

Asa (Askhat Kuchencherekov

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