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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)

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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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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
Tungyshpai Zhamankulov ...
(as Tungishbai Zhamankulov)
Erik Zholzhaksynov ...
Barak
Dilnaz Akhmadieva ...
Hocha
Termirkhan Tursingaliev
Asylbolat Ismagulov
Sabit Orazbaev
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Storyline

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 | See All (3) »

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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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In the scene where Erali and Gaukhar are on the swing, you can clearly see a string or wire attached to the handkerchief/scarf. See more »

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Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) See more »

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Not a terrible "epic" style movie.
3 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would argue that there weren't many genuinely original concepts, other than simply shedding some light on Kazakh history. Basically a live action, feel-good version of the Prince of Egypt cartoon, trading Egyptians and Hebrews for nomadic Muslims. But that being said, it was decent and crisp.

Filming locations seemed really great, like LOTR - The Two Towers without any need for CGI! As for rating/violence, it could have almost been PG13 in the US, but I liked this fact. It was a clean-ish film that likens back to the spaghetti western. No over-the-top violence, sex, swearing, or embellishing for the sake of a Hollywood audience. While this generally comes off slightly cartoonish, it was refreshing.

As for the language, I would swear that it seemed to be filmed in English and dubbed in Kazakh. In fact, I don't usually mind a dubbed movie (especially Spanish or Japanese for some reason), but half-way through this film, I realized there was an English audio track and switched it over, and I was more engaged.

The horse work was pretty amazing, I thought.

Again, overall, this film seemed to have all the filming quality of an expensive Hollywood movie, but brought a niceness that's less common in contemporary film (Note: guaranteed NOT to hold the attention of most American youth).


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