Mongul is the first movie in a three part trilogy which is set in
12th century Mongolia and begins with Temudjin, a young boy is who
taken by his father and leader of his clan to the Merkit tribe where
he plans to marry his son in order to strengthen both clans.
As fate intervenes, Temudjin meets another girl on his journey named
Borte whom he falls in love with and plans to marry her, rather than
his intended bride. To compound the situation for Temudjin, his
father is murdered by Targutai who plans to govern the tribe.
When Temudjin comes of age, he keeps his promise to marry Borte,
however once again fate intervenes as she is kidnapped by the
Merkits. With no support, he seeks the aid of his blood brother
Jamukha as they plan a daring attack in order to liberate Temudjin’s
Masterfully directed by Sergei Bodrov, this is truly an epic tale
that was actually filmed in Mongolia, the movie features some
brilliant acting by all involved. The story, cinematography truly
lends itself well to this epic that showcases how barbaric these
times may have been. Gripping from start to finish!