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In the 13th century, the Mongol Empire reached an extent that overshadowed everything that had existed before. Today it is mostly only associated with the name Genghis Khan and the vague idea of ​​barbaric cavalry hordes. That was it already. Therefore it is certainly not a mistake, even if a film about Genghis Khan (with Omar Sharif in the leading role) was made a few decades ago, to make an epic period film on the subject today that tries to be the historical figure behind the dreaded ruler Doing justice while telling something substantial about Mongolian culture. Especially not when the experienced Russian director Sergei Bodrov, the screenwriter Arif Aliyev (the duo was responsible for the outstanding anti-war film "Captured in the Caucasus" as early as 1996) and the guardian the night cameraman Sergey Trofimov with a for non- Hollywood conditions and a considerable production budget in the back to work together. In fact, “The Mongol” can now score with some powerful fight sequences and magnificent landscape shots, but apart from that, unfortunately, remains largely unimaginative and only delivers well-tended boredom. Bodrov misses his declared goal of bringing the foreign Mongolian culture and the figure of Genghis Khan closer to the audience.

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In the 13th century, the Mongol Empire reached an extent that overshadowed everything that had existed before. Today it is mostly only associated with the name Genghis Khan and the vague idea of ​​barbaric cavalry hordes. That was it already. Therefore it is certainly not a mistake, even if a film about Genghis Khan (with Omar Sharif in the leading role) was made a few decades ago, to make an epic period film on the subject today that tries to be the historical figure behind the dreaded ruler Doing justice while telling something substantial about Mongolian culture. Especially not when the experienced Russian director Sergei Bodrov, the screenwriter Arif Aliyev (the duo were responsible for the outstanding anti-war film “Captive in the Caucasus” as early as 1996) and the Wäc ...
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Films from the Northeast are actually mostly unknown or not very popular with us. Exceptions are, for example, the guard films. Now, with Der Mongole, a Mongolian film is also coming to German cinemas. Even if it is only a collaboration with other countries, it is still a Mongolian film. One does not see this, however, in him. The Mongol is not what you might expect and do exactly that ...
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The sequel should be called "the Great Khan".
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Production countries Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Germany
Aspect ratio 2.35: 1 Cinemascope
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