Dir: Sergei Bodrov (Bear's Kiss)
Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun
Seen: September 10, 2007 at TIFF 07
Reason to See: How often do you get to see a co-pro from Germany/Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia? Add to that epic historical? I’m there.
Gorgeous landscapes and an epic production in this 12th century period piece about the quest for change of the Mongols. It is a grand tale of enemies and allies with many action and fighting sequences. Pretty impressive. Thrilling performance by Tadanobu Asano at Temudjin.
This is also a film that kept me thinking well past the first viewing as it has many thought provoking issues involving power, responsibility, social dynamics and the right to choose.
Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'll buy it
I recommend it
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© Shannon Ridler, 2007