Watched a foreign film called Mongol (2007) about the young life of Temudjin, whom we all know as Genghis Khan. There of course is not much known of his early life or most of it for that matter. Oral history has way of evolving over time and certain matters are embellished or omitted all together (ie: the bible). Therefore, I was not sure what to expect out of this film.
All I did know was that I was in Warrior mode when I was reorganizing my netflix queue. The preview however caught me. As it should, that is it's sole purpose.
So what I got was this: clear, crisp, sweeping, artful beauty, and lines intended to make you laugh out loud. Mongolian culture is not something I know a lot about but I was completely enchanted by them in this film.
Foreign films are mostly beautiful to me. However sometimes the story lags and either there is not enough happening on screen to tell the tale or there is little useful translation to make it worthy.
Mongol is the first of three installements regarding the life of Temudjin. If you know nothing of this man, watch this. You can understand him, fight along with him, feel the honor of him.
Tremendous storytelling and beautifully done. I watched it a second time through.