Mongol : The Rise Of Genghis Khan Essay

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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan was directed by a Russian filmmaker, Sergei Bodrov. The film was a co-production with companies from Russia, Germany, and Kazakhstan. The filming took place in a China, but particularly in inner Mongolia. It was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film contains some graphic scenes of violence and blood shed along with an occasional romance scenario. It follows traditional myths and legends of the powerful Temujin while also giving sightings of the nomadic life and customs. The movie is beautifully done while also staying authentic and true. It reveals Temujin’s life, who later becomes Genghis Khan, from a little boy to the Mongol Khan he later becomes. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan follows the unwritten stories of Genghis Khan and his life with a little hint of mythical belief, but also adding Mongolian beliefs and way of life. In this film, Bodrov takes on a huge challenge to captures a man’s rise to power and a large overview of Genghis Khan’s life in a two-hour film. Even though the movie is intense, it does not seem hurried and it has mythical add ins to give it a more “capturing” movie scene. One of the main scenes is the worshiping of the sky god Tengri. In the film, Tegri is portrayed as a wolf. The wolf itself was mythical, but Genghis Khan was animistic. The wolf was a symbolic animal in the Central Asian religion. Tengrianism focused on the balance with nature. Genghis
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