The making of a conqueror

Apart from Adolf Hitler and Vlad the Impaler, there are few historical figures more in need of a public relations makeover than Ghengis Khan. The 13th-century Mongol leader, who founded the largest contiguous empire in history, has become a byword for brutality and warmongering.

"The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies," he is credited with saying, "to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears."

But for Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, there was always more to the Khan than met the eye.

(Sydney Morning Herald)

Filmmaking, International Cinema

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