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    Added on: 18/9/2008 10:22
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    The Rise To Power Of Genghis Khan
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 126
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    Academy Award Nominee (2008, Best Foreign Language Film) Mongol - The Rise To Power Of Genghis Khan, tells the story of the legendary warrior Genghis Khan (Japanese actor Asano Tadanobu) who, born as Temudgin in 1162, went on to establish the vast Mongol Empire, stretching from modern day China to Eastern Europe.

    Directed by award-winning Russian film maker Sergei Bodrov, this epic opens with 9 year-old Temudgin (Odnvam Odsuren) and his father travelling through the immense, sprawling Mongolian steppe to find the young Temudgin a bride. Displaying an early iron will, Temudgin defies his father's wishes and chooses the spirited Borte (Mongolian actress Khulan Chuluun), who goes on to become his life long companion.

    On their journey home, Temudgin's father is brutally murdered and Temudgin's own life put in grave danger; and so begins a brutal and nomadic existence with long periods of imprisonment and slavery for the young Genghis Khan.

    As the film develops, we join Temudgin as he battles to unite the warring Mongol tribes and bring the first semblance of a recognised law and order to the vastness of the Steppe.

    We also meet his dearest childhood friend and deadliest enemy, Mongol Chieftain Jamukha (Chinese actor Honglei Sun), with whom Temudgin must fight to establish supremacy.

    Complete with epic set-piece battles and bloody confrontation, this stunningly filmed feature takes its audience on a bewitching journey through the intricacies of Mongolian culture and custom and ultimately captures the humanity and compassion of a man traditionally written off as a war mongering and barbarous tyrant.

    Special Features:
    Making Of featurette
    Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS HD Master Mongolian
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mongolian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Sergei Bodrov

    Written By:


    Starring:
    Tadanobu Asano
    Honglei Sun
    Khulan Chuluun
    Odnyam Odsuren

    Director of Photography:
    Rogier Stoffers
    Sergei Trofimov

    Producer:
    Sergei Bodrov
    Anton Melnik
    Sergei Selyanov

    Executive Producer:
    Bob Berney
    Alec Schulman

    Distributor:
    Universal Pictures

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