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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)

Köshpendiler (original title)
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A historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes.

Directors:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov), Ivan Passer
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuno Becker ... Mansur
Jay Hernandez ... Erali
Jason Scott Lee ... Oraz
Doskhan Zholzhaksynov ... Galdan Ceren, the Jungar Sultan
Ayanat Ksenbai Ayanat Ksenbai ... Gaukhar (as Ayana Yesmagambetova)
Mark Dacascos ... Sharish
Ashir Chokubayev ... (as Ashir Shokibaev)
Zhanas Iskakov Zhanas Iskakov
Almaikhan Kenzhebekova Almaikhan Kenzhebekova
Tungyshpai Zhamankulov Tungyshpai Zhamankulov ... (as Tungishbai Zhamankulov)
Yerik Zholzhaksynov Yerik Zholzhaksynov ... Barak (as Erik Zholzhaksynov)
Dilnaz Akhmadieva Dilnaz Akhmadieva ... Hocha
Termirkhan Tursingaliev Termirkhan Tursingaliev
Asylbolat Ismagulov Asylbolat Ismagulov
Sabit Orazbaev 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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Courage know no limit

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Nomad: The Warrior" was Kazakhstan's official entry for the 79th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Goofs

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

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Beautiful photography, sweet action, and it's in English!
17 March 2007 | by Deepfried-EggSee all my reviews

Other reviewers before me saw this in Kazak language with English subtitles. My review is for the English version which was released in 40 US theaters this weekend. Only the greetings were in the Kazak language. Being a fan of Hong Kong flicks, I've seen my fair share of bad dubbing, and I could not tell that this was dubbed, period! Maybe it wasn't as most of the main actors are American. It was a wonderfully filmed historical epic that contains some minor ripoffs from Return to Snowy River, Gladiator and Musa(2001), but those scenes worked very well. If you're a fan of warriors on horseback this is definitely a must see for you. To be honest I wasn't expecting it to be so good, and the only reason I drove out of my way to see it was because Mark Dacascos was in it. He plays a menacing warrior and was definitely cast well as his character! Way to go Mark! The girls in this flick are pretty and their acting is well done! This film is definitely soft on the eyes and full of epic eye candy. They spent the 40 million production dollars well. The actors' performances were believable even the unknowns. My only complaint with this film is the 2 main heroes. You could tell they'd been trained well with sword fighting as I'm sure Jason Scott Lee and Mark helped out with that. But I really didn't think the two main heroes were cast well as Kazaks seeing how most everyone else in the film at least looked half Oriental including the Kazaks. Aside from that, I have no complaints and only praise for this foul-language-free and nudity-free sweeping historical epic shot on location which is a definite plus in my book!


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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Kazakhstan | France | USA

Language:

Kazakh | English

Release Date:

17 July 2005 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,250, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:

$79,123

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,088,685
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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