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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

Mongol (original title)
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The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Khulan Chuluun ...
Aliya ...
Oelun - Temudjin's Mother
Baasanjav Mijid ...
Esugei - Temudjin's Father (as Ba Sen)
Amadu Mamadakov ...
He Qi ...
Ben Hon Sun ...
Ji Ri Mu Tu ...
You Er ...
Sorgan-Shira (as A You Er)
Huntun Batu ...
Altan (as Hong Jong Ba Tu)
Deng Ba Te Er ...
Daritai (as E Er Deng Ba Te Er)
Bao Di ...
Su Ya La Su Rong ...
Girkhai (as Su You Le Si Ren)
Sai Xing Ga ...


The movie is an epic story of a young Genghis Khan and how events in his early life lead him to become a legendary conqueror. The 9-year-old Temüjin is taken on a trip by his father to select a girl as his future wife. He meets Börte, who says she would like to be chosen, which he does. He promises to return after five years to marry her. Temüjin's father is poisoned on the trip, and dies. As a boy Temüjin passes through starvation, humiliations and even slavery, but later with the help of Börte he overcomes all of his childhood hardships to become one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known. Written by jck movies

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of bloody warfare | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£185,364 (UK) (6 June 2008)


$5,701,643 (USA) (5 September 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Prior to filming the scenes of Temudgin (Tadanobu Asano) and Börte (Khulan Chuluun) together, director Sergey Bodrov kept the two actors apart, and never allowed them to meet, as he didn't want them to be too comfortable with one another, due to the fact that they are supposed to have separated for several years in the film. See more »


When Temujin and Borte are fleeing their pursuers, Temujin is shown shooting his bow (in a "Parthian shot" manner) at this pursuers, killing one. In the very next screen shot, Borte and Temujin are shown racing their horses - Temujin's bow is again in its saddle case. See more »


Young Temudjin: [Is being humiliated in the mud] Tarutai! Tell people I don't want to be khan.
Targutai: [laughs] You're a dog. Nobody cares about you anymore!
Young Temudjin: Why do you still want to kill me?
Targutai: I'll sleep better.
Young Temudjin: [after a pause] I'll kill you!
Targutai: I'll kill you first.
[Rides off]
Targutai: Bastard!
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Final Battle, Victory
Composed By Tuomas Kantelinen
Performed by Hamburg Film Orchestra, The London Session Orchestra, One Orchestra, Altan Urag
© 2008 X-Filme Creative Pool GmbH.
(p) 2008 Kinofabrika GmbH & Tuomas Kantelinen Ensemble.
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Great film
11 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this last week at the Toronto film festival and loved it. Many of the people in my group did not want to see it because they were not interested in the subject matter and ended up loving the film. It seemed to be the overall favorite of the group (we saw 12 films in Toronto). There is a fair amount of blood so if one is bothered by violence, you may not enjoy it. In some ways it reminded me of Braveheart because you learned about the history, but there was also beautiful cinematography, landscapes, and very well done battle scenes. This film could possibly be in the running for the best foreign film Oscar.

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