For eighty years the degree of cinematicity of the southern capital of Kazakhstan has not been questioned. That is how much time has passed since the evacuation of the entire industry of the “most important art” to Almaty. Consequently, the success of the best Soviet films of the war period was partly due to the atmosphere and surroundings of this city. In turn Kazakhstan cinema at the time of its establishment inherited the concentrated experience of cinema-makers who moved to Almaty.
Even the main pedestrian alley then, now Kabanbay batyr, was the focus of the intellectual elite, based on the notion about the beauty, it was called Broadway. At the crossroads of then Broadway and Tolebaev, the story of Moreau, the protagonist of the iconic and, without exaggeration, legendary film the Needle, comes to an end.