- Release Date: Aug 23, 2002
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- Summary: Ardak Amirkulov's 1990 historical epic about the intrigue and turmoil preceding Genghis Khan's systematic destruction of the lost east Asian civilization. (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
- Director: Ardak Amirkulov
- Genre(s): Drama, History, War
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At 165 minutes this is a pretty long haul, and the shifting alliances mapped out in the dark and claustrophobic first part can be difficult to follow; the payoff comes in the second part, which opens out into dramatic locations and bloody battle as the Mongols lay siege to Otrar.