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MONGOL: THE RISE TO
POWER OF GENGHIS KHAN
USA: Picturehouse Entertainment
UK: The Works UK Distribution
Cast: Asano Tasanobu, Honglei Sun, Odnyam Odsuren, Aliya, Tegen Ao, Ying Bai, Khulan Chuluun, Bao Di, Bayertsetseg Erdenebat, Deng Ba Te Er, You Er, Sai Xing Ga, Ba Yin Qi Qi Ge, Ba De Rong Gui, Sun Ben Hon, Zhang Jiong, Amadu Mamadakov, He Qi, Li Jia Qi, Bu Ren, Su Ya La Su Rong, Ba Sen, Ba Te, Ba Ti, Ba Tu, Ji Ri Mu Tu, Tunga, Amarbold Tuvshinbayar
Director: Sergei Bodrov
Countries: Germany / Kazakhstan / Russia
Language: Mongolian (English subtitles)
USA: 126 mins
UK: 125 mins
USA Rated: R for sequences of bloody warfare
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong battle violence
USA Release Date: 6 June 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 6 June 2008 (Limited Release)
Illuminating the life and legend of Genghis Khan in this stunning historical epic, MONGOL stars young Japanese actor Asano Tasanobu (ZATOITCHI, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE) and Chinese actor Honglei Sun (THE ROAD HOME). MONGOL is directed by award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov and based on leading scholarly accounts, the film is written by Bodrov and Arif Aliyev.
MONGOL delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader.
Filmed in the very lands that gave birth to Genghis Khan, MONGOL transports us back to a distant and exotic period in world history; to a nomad's landscape of endless space, climatic extremes and ever-present danger. Masterfully blending action and emotion against some of the most arresting terrain on earth, Bodrov delivers an exciting and awe-inspiring tale of survival and triumph, and a love story for the ages.