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Such "Mongol," the world did not yet know

September 4 2007

Do not scorn a weak cub,
He may be the son of a tiger.
Mongolian proverb

As part of the closing of the festival of national cinema "Moscow Premiere" hosted the first show of the new film by Sergei Bodrov Sr. "Mongol."

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"Genghis Khan: Rider of the Apocalypse"

Looking, first shots, it became clear that the budget picture, 15 million euros spent. Picture before the shooting was sold in 25 countries.

This film is about an orphan Timudzhine, who later became the great Genghis Khan. Born in a small Mongolian tribe, the chieftain's son, made sure that his army triumphantly from the borders of China to the shores of the Dnieper. Although he created an empire eventually broke up, both because of the incompetent administration of the Mongol rulers, and as a result of objective historical factors, it left ample evidence of their victories over other nations. Timudzhina throughout the life paths supported by the love of his first and favorite wife - onboard. The love that he has no one could take away. In this sense the film a typical love story.

Shooting of the film were based in China and Kazakhstan.

The film is Sergei Bodrov Sr. - one of the "brand" and renowned overseas directors. His "The Caucasian Prisoner" was nominated for an Oscar, the next picture, "Let's do it in a hurry" - participated in the competition of the Moscow International Film Festival, and the painting "Bear's Kiss" was presented in competition at the Venice festival. Epic about Genghis Khan mounted Zach Stenberg - a cult editor who worked on the three parts of the famous "Matrix". Director of photography are no less well-known personalities: Sergei Trofimov, who is familiar on two "Watch" and Oscar winner Roger Stoffers.

Leading role in "Mongol" is a world star - Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano, who starred in such popular films as "Taboo" Nagisa Oshima and "Zatoichi" Takeshi Kitano.

One of the main characters - Targutai, enemy Temudgin - played by actor Altai Amadou Mamadakov, star of "9 company" Fyodor Bondarchuk and the TV series "Soldiers", the actor troupe «Et cetera». Amado - the only Russian actor engaged in the project.

On the role of Borte, wife Temudgin, the director chose Mongolian journalism students Khulan Chuluun.

Painting will be released in five languages. The first premiere will be held on September 8 in Toronto - kinopoligone where distributors come from all over the world.

In Russia's rent a movie comes out September 20.

Tatiana Trushkova


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