Even before its release, Sergey Bodrov, Sr.’s Mongol was touted as one of the most large-scale filmmaking projects ever, with a multi-million-dollar budget. The epic blockbuster tells of the great ruler and general Temujin, more famously known as Genghis Khan. “Do not disdain a weak cub, he may be the son of a tiger” goes an old Mongolian saying. He has gone through starvation, humiliation, and slavery. He has been hunted down and betrayed. He has survived even what seemed impossible to survive. His strength, mental prowess, and thirst for life exceeded those of an ordinary man. He had love that no one could take away from him. He waged a war for a woman, and the entire world trembled at the sound of his name: GENGHIS KHAN.
Film website: www.mongolfilm.ru
Festivals and Awards:
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations.
2008 Academy Awards, USA - Nominated - Oscar - Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (Kazakhstan)
2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards - Nominated - Asia Pacific Screen Award - Achievement in Cinematography (Sergey Trofimov)
2008 Asian Film Award - Won - Best Supporting Actor (Honglei Sun)
2009 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Nominated - Critics Choice Award - Best Foreign Language Film
2008 European Film Awards - Nominated - Audience Award - Best Film (Sergey Bodrov); Nominated - European Film Award - Best Cinematographer (Sergey Trofimov, Rogier Stoffers)
2007 Golden Eagle Awards, Russia - Won - Golden Eagle - Best Costume Design (Karin Lohr); - Best Sound Design (Stephan Konken)
2009 Image Awards - Nominated - Image Award - Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
2008 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards - Won - Sierra Award - Best Foreign Film
2008 MTV Movie Awards, Russia - Nominated - MTV Movie Award - Best Fight (Tadanobu Asano); Nominated - Best Film
2008 National Board of Review, USA - Won - NBR Award - Best Foreign Language Film Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia/Germany.
2008 Nika Awards - Won - Nika - Best Cinematography (Sergey Trofimov, Rogier Stoffers);
- Best Costume Design (Karin Lohr);
- Best Director (Sergey Bodrov);
- Best Film;
- Best Production Design (Dashi Namdakov, Elena Zhukova);
- Best Sound (Stephan Konken)
2007 Rome Film Fest - Nominated - Golden Marc'Aurelio Award (Sergey Bodrov)