• 2007
  • Germany / Kazakhstan / Russia / Mongolia
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sergei Bodrov
  • Written by: Arif Aliyev, Sergei Bodrov
  • Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Sun Honglei, Khulan Chuluun, Amadu Mamadakov
  • Language: Mongolian, Mandarin
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In the first of a planned trilogy on the Mongol leader's life, Genghis Khan (Asano) suffers imprisonment, the murder of his father and the loss of his bride before waging war against his traitorous one-time ally. Although this sounds somewhat dry on paper, this is less the Khan of the history books than a carefully humanised leader.

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22 May 20083 stars

EPIC/DRAMA/HISTORY (15) 125min Life’s hard when you’re a Mongol. For Genghis Khan, starting life in 1192 as nine-year-old Temudjin (Odnyam Odsuren), the problems start when his selection of a bride is interrupted by the assassination of his father by…

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