Rebirth of a nation. Not since Genghis Khan has anyone united the Kazakh tribes. Jungar tribesmen of Mongolia rule Kazakh land, but a prophecy has it that a descendant of Genghis will unite his people. Oraz the Wise travels the land looking for the child who will fulfill the prophecy. He finds that infant and protects him from the warriors of Galdan, the Jungar king. Oraz recruits one lad from each Kazakh tribe and teaches them the art of war, loyalty, and camaraderie. Two are the best: Mansur and Erali. They are like brothers. Each must prove himself; both fall in love with the same young woman; both fall into enemy hands. At what cost does a prophecy come to pass? —IMDb
Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov (Russian: Серге́й Влади́мирович Бодро́в; born June 28, 1948) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Russian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Bodrov was born in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia). In the post-Soviet period he emigrated to the United States. His son, actor Sergei Bodrov, Jr. was killed in an avalanche in the mountains of the North Caucasus on September 20, 2002 while shooting his film which was tentatively titled The Messenger.
Bodrov’s grandmother was ethnic Buryat which influenced his decision to film the movie Mongol.
Bodrov currently has an apartment in Los Angeles and a ranch in Arizona. He is married to American film consultant Carolyn Cavallaro. —Wikipedia
This leading figure of the Czech new wave co-scripted all of Milos Forman’s native films before making his directorial debut with the acclaimed medium-length study of football fanaticism, “A Boring Afternoon” (1964). Passer’s subsequent output displayed a Forman-like ability to capture the absurdity of everyday life and—as evinced by his highly-regarded first feature, “Intimate Lighting” (1965)—a sure feel for the uses of music in film. Following the Soviet invasion in 1968, Passer moved first to Western Europe, at the invitation of Carlo Ponti, and then to the US. He has made a number of modest, quirky films, the most successful of which, “Cutter’s Way” (1981), an off-beat study of a group of drifters, became something of a cult favorite.
In the 90s, Passer turned to the small screen first helming the made-for-cable “Fourth Story” (Showtime, 1991) and earning critical praise for his handling of the 1992 HBO biopic “Stalin”, starring Robert Duvall. Subsequently, he directed the… read more