MON­GOL (2007) SBS ONE, 9.30PM, AV15+, BI­O­GRAPH­I­CAL

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Genghis Khan: a blood­thirsty tyrant hell­bent on world dom­i­na­tion, or mis­un­der­stood sheep-herder driven to put one over the var­i­ous bul­lies who made his for­ma­tive years hell? Sergei Bo­drov’s mag­nif­i­cent-look­ing Mon­gol tries to fill in the blanks about the early life of the man who ruled over the largest land­based em­pire the world has seen. Bo­drov’s im­pres­sive epic, which features scenes of great beauty and bru­tal­ity, paints Genghis as a deeply spir­i­tual and com­pas­sion­ate guy driven not by blind, ruth­less am­bi­tion, but by deep emo­tional at­tach­ments. Mon­gol, then, is a love story. One man’s love for a woman and his peo­ple. One

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