The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan tells the story of the young boy born Temudghin, who later became the legendary warrior Genghis Kahn. Following the brutal murder of his father, he embarks on a nomadic existence in the vast Mongolian steppe. His thoughts are never far from his spirited wife Borte, who lives to support the young Genghis Khan in his battle to unite the warring Mongol tribes. Culminating in an epic battle with his dearest friend and deadliest enemy, Mongol Chieftain Jamukha, Genghis Khan’s fate is sealed as the supreme Mongol leader.
Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun, Aliya, Ba Sen, He Qi, Ben Hon Sun, Ji Ri Mu Tu, You Er, Huntun Batu, Deng Ba Te Er, Bao Di, Su Ya La Su Rong, Sai Xing Ga, Tegen Ao, Zhang Jiong, Odnyam Odsuren, Bayertsetseg Erdenebat, Amarbold Tuvshinbayar
was a bit sceptical about this film.but within ten minutes i knew it would be good! brilliant battle scenes and excellent storyline.heard many stories about genghis khan but not how passionate and loyal he was.brilliant film would reccomend it to anyone.dont allways like films with subtitles but because of the brilliant acting and storyline i didnt mind.really liked mel gibsons apocalypto and though it was a really good film but this is even better!
What a fantastic movie! It really shows the softer side to the bloodthirsty legend of Ghengis Khan. The battle scenes were pretty gory, just what you want to see when people fight with swords. Splattering blood everywhere like in the Japanese samurai movies.
Mongol is a fantastic film, showing the ascent to power of Genghis Khan, with the second instalment of the trilogy due in 2010. While not entirely faithful to the legend, this cast of unknowns under the direction of Sergei Bodrov have produced a remarkable period film. The locations and backdrops are sensational, many of which probably haven’t changed since the real events. Epic battle scenes show the brutal nature of Khan’s rise to power. The only criticism I can offer is that despite being part of a trilogy, too much is crammed into this first film. We jump to key moments with increasing frequency, leaving many questions and stones unturned. I would have preferred a more leisurely stroll through Khan’s early years with a longer version of this film. However in spite of this, Mongol remains remarkable and essential viewing.