Ok but why did Ershora attacked his best friend who saved him and his big love, i still don't understand it... whats the point of the movie anyways, that Kazak men shall not love Turkmen girls? is this what mankurt is about?
Aitmatov's novel had that effect not only on Turkic peoples of the USSR but on just about all. It was well known among the Latvians, who staged it. And among the Russians themselves it energized people sick of the Soviet distortions of Russian history.