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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
"Köshpendiler" (original title)

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An historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mansur
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Erali
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Oraz
Doskhan Zholzhaksynov ...
Galdan Ceren, the Jungar Sultan
Ayanat Ksenbai ...
Gaukhar (as Ayana Yesmagambetova)
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Ashir Chokubayev ...
(as Ashir Shokibaev)
Zhanas Iskakov
Almaikhan Kenzhebekova
Tungyshbai Dzhamankulov ...
(as Tungishbai Zhamankulov)
Erik Zholzhaksynov ...
Barak
Dilnaz Akhmadieva ...
Hocha
Termirkhan Tursingaliev
Asylbolat Ismagulov
Sabit Orazbaev
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Rebirth of a nation. Not since Genghis Khan has anyone united the Kazakh tribes. Jungar tribesmen of Mongolia rule Kazakh land, but a prophecy has it that a descendant of Genghis will unite his people. Oraz the Wise travels the land looking for the child who will fulfill the prophecy. He finds that infant and protects him from the warriors of Galdan, the Jungar king. Oraz recruits one lad from each Kazakh tribe and teaches them the art of war, loyalty, and camaraderie. Two are the best: Mansur and Erali. They are like brothers. Each must prove himself; both fall in love with the same young woman; both fall into enemy hands. At what cost does a prophecy come to pass? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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kazakhstan | nomad | 1800s

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Courage know no limit

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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17 July 2005 (Kazakhstan)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,250 (USA) (16 March 2007)

Gross:

$77,231 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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Due to financial and weather problems, the film shut down halfway through. It was bought by brothers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein and completed in early 2005, but director Ivan Passer and cinematographer Ueli Steiger were replaced by Sergey Bodrov and Dan Laustsen, respectively. See more »

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As Mansur is riding the horse through the gauntlet, arrows are fired at him from both sides, but none of the arrows that miss him, hit anyone else on either side. See more »

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According to the DVD case, "One Enormous Action Sequence After Another"
4 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, right.

I spent the first hour waiting patiently for the movie to take off. It was horribly boring, and consisted mostly of people riding randomly around the hills with no apparent direction. Then the hero comes into the picture. Born as an Asian, but when he grew up, he became white. Obviously white. He wasn't even close to passing for Asian. He looked like Justin Timberlake. It was extremely distracting, and the story did nothing to help the cause. Pointless battle sequences and lame dialogue. It's an hour and forty five minutes long, and by the end I was trying to eat my own face. I watched this because people at the video store where I work are always asking me if this movie is any good. Now I have an answer. It goes something like this: ahem. "NO! GOOD GOD NO! IT'S HORRIBLE! DON'T DO THIS TO YOURSELF! I would recommend another movie, perhaps one that's entertaining."


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