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Heh, this is funny. There is another giant epic movie on Ghenghis Khan out by a Russian director, this one by Sergei Bodrov, titled Mongol. Maybe the two come in pair - Bodrov's film is about Temujin's youth.

It is reportedly a big success in Japan (and the two Mongolian sumo grand champions watched it) - no doubt thanks to a Japanese actor playing the main character.

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by DoDo on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 03:30:11 PM EST
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BTW, poemless, if you liked Brother, I think you'll like Prisoner of the Caucasus (if you haven't seen it already).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 03:32:48 PM EST
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I have it on my list.

I can't find Brother 2 at all!  No place has it for rent.  And the places selling it only have it in PAL format and without subtitles.  

I'd be happy if I could rent it without subtitles.  But not buy it, and certainly not in some problematic format.  gah.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 03:42:24 PM EST
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Have you tried to download it (BitTorrent)?

BTW, I just now realised that the main character of Brat - as well as Prisoner of the Caucasus - is THE SON of the director of Prisoner of the Caucasus! Heh.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 03:59:24 PM EST
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I know, it's confusing - I momentarily was thinking he'd also directed Brat and had to snap out of it.

I see Oleg Menchikov is in Prisoner of the Caucasus (called Prisoner of the Mountains here.)  I do like Oleg Menchikov...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 04:12:07 PM EST
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Yes, Menshikov did a rather good job in a not too sympathetic role. (The title is singular, but there are two captives, Menshikov's is the senior.)

called Prisoner of the Mountains here

Hm. All I can think of as a reason, did some stupid distributor thought potential viewers would be even more geographically stupid than him?...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun May 25th, 2008 at 07:36:03 AM EST
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Hm, was nominated for an Oscar, but was Kazakhstan's official submission.  Anyway, I guess they have Khan on the mind over there.  Oooh, wonder what that means... ;)

Bodrov is the real-life father of the actor in Brother, right?  I am seriously bummed to hear about his death...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 03:57:45 PM EST
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Hm, was nominated for an Oscar, but was Kazakhstan's official submission.

Apparently, it was a truly trans-Eurasian project, with actors also from Mongolia, China and Japan; it had German co-producers and lots of crew, the score was by a Finn, one cameraman was Dutch...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri May 23rd, 2008 at 04:07:31 PM EST
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