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Genghis Khan (2005)

Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come.

Director:

Edward Bazalgette

Writers:

James Chambers (historical scenes), Isabelle Grey
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Orgil Makhaan Orgil Makhaan ... Genghis Khan
Unubold Batbayar Unubold Batbayar ... Young Temujin
Unurjargal Jigjidsuren Unurjargal Jigjidsuren ... Subodei
Erdenetsetseg Bazarragchaa Erdenetsetseg Bazarragchaa ... Hoelun
Ankhnyam Ragchaa ... Borte (as Ankhnyam Rachaa)
Bayarkhuu Purvee Bayarkhuu Purvee ... Jamuka
Kenneth Cranham ... Genghis Khan (voice)
Alisdair Simpson Alisdair Simpson ... Self - Narrator (voice)
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Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come.

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Biography | Drama

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Quality all too rare
7 August 2007 | by AntCloverSee all my reviews

A wonderfully evocative film, swiftly paced and vivid like its subject. It is only a pity that it could not be lengthened to include the Mongols' savage incursion into Persia and the (terrifying for the West) foray into Russia and Europe. The history continues to resonate today in this sensitive area of the world. The firm hand of James Chambers as historical adviser (unfortunately uncredited) can be felt in the clarity of Genghis Khan's tactics as demonstrated in the film and the military lessons that would later be drawn by modern generals, not least by the blitzkrieg master Guderian in WW2. For reasons of staging these are paradoxically often a weak feature of war films, but here on the Steppes and northern China they are magnificent. For further reading people should go to James Chambers' excellent biography of Genghis Khan and the balanced account of the dynasty in his The Devil's Horsemen.


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UK | Germany | Poland

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Release Date:

25 April 2005 (UK) See more »

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Mongolia See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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