Mongol

Topics: Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Mongolia Pages: 2 (570 words) Published: May 8, 2013
The movie “Mongol” is a story recounting the early life of Temujin, who later became known as Genghis Khan, and is played by Tadanobu Asano. The movie depicts many hardships that Temujin faced, starting with the death of his father when Temujin was only 9 years old. Throughout Temujin’s young life, there were always many stumbling blocks along his path but he always managed to overcome them. After yet another time of running away from his enemies, Temujin falls through the ice and is later found by Jamukha, who is played by Honglei Sun, and the two quickly become friends. They preform a traditional ritual and declare themselves as blood brothers. Jamukha plays an important role throughout Temujin’s whole life. The movie was directed by Sergei Bodrov and was released in 2007. Some of the leading supporting characters are: Khulan Chuluun, who plays Temujin’s wife, Borte; Aliya, who plays Temujin’s mother; Ba Sen, who plays Temujin’s father; and many others. I think that the message of this movie is to be determined and never give up no matter what life throws at you. Temujin had a horrible childhood but he didn’t give up and grew up to be a leader of one of the greatest empires of the world. When Temujin was only 9, he was already pursued by enemies who trying to kill him because he was meant to be Khan after his father’s death. When Temujin was finally reunited with his wife, who he picked at the age of 9, his father’s old enemies came back, ruined his home, and took his wife. After trying to get his wife back, while getting captured multiple times, he got into a fight with his blood brother, who sold Temujin as a slave. But despite all of these hardships, Temujin still managed to become the leader of Mongolia. Another message of this movie was loyalty to one’s family. It didn’t matter to Temujin how many time he got captured or how far away he was taken, he would always come back to his family. He loved his two children even though none of them were actually...
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