"Mongol: the Rise of Genghis Khan"

by MediaPhile@evpl on Saturday, December 13 2008, 12:16pm. Viewed 954 times.


This is the best movie I have seen in a while!  I watched it twice in the same day.

I will state right up front that this is a "foreign movie."  Made by award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov and filmed in China, Russia and Kazahkstan, it has subtitles.  But don't let this put you off.  (Start using subtitles on every film and you won't even notice them on foreign films.)

The "Mongol" website at http://www.mongolmovie.com/ (click on About the DVD) gives lots of great information about the history of the production, director, cast selection, filming locations, etc.  So go there for more detail.

The movie is based on scholarly research so should be a fairly accurate depiction.  JUST WATCH IT -- your image of Genghis Khan will never be the same!


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this.is.not.here@evpl wrote
on Saturday, December 13 2008, 1:33pm

I guess this is my cue to tell the story about you needing subtitles to watch "O Brother Where Art Thou".  Since yer not from aroun these parts.

on Monday, December 15 2008, 1:23pm

I've gotten to the point that I use them with every film -- not just the ones where everyone has "funny accents."