Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan (Sergei Bodrov Sr; 2007)

November 1, 2020

Dr Sarah Ifft Decker, professional historian and host of Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast, joins Ally Pitts to discuss an epic drama/war movie based on the early career of one of the most (in)famous military leaders in history.

CONTENT WARNING: a character in the film is raped off-screen, there is also several violent battle scenes. This episode also contains some discussion of historical atrocities.

Expect SPOILERS from about 48 minutes in until the end.

Mongol stars Tanobu Asano, Sun Honglei, and Khulan Chuluun.

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