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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

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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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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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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When the chief of the Jugars is riding a horse that had just been picked by Oraz, dust left by a vehicle can be seen in front of him, even though he is supposed to be ahead of all the riders. See more »

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Good historical war film
3 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've seen all the Hollywood blockbuster war films and are looking for more, this is an interesting period film with loving care put into costumes and sets. True, it didn't have a huge budget, but they clearly put a lot of time into it. If you only want blockbusters, you can skip this film. But if you want to see some history (and learn a little, too, if you're not Khazakh), then it's worth watching. It might be noted that Mansur appears to be an important historical figure for Khazakh - and a lot of their national agencies are listed in the credits. This makes it historical in more than one way - such a film probably wouldn't have been possible during the days of the USSR.


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