Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206. Mongol begins as TemјJin (Genghis) is a young boy, searching for his future bride with his father, a khan. Throughout the film, the audience is shown all of the trials and tribulations that TemјJin had to go through in order to rise from slavery into the position of khan. As the film begins, the audience is shown the rough face of a prisoner being mocked in his cell in the Chinese kingdom Tangut.
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This prisoner is TemјJin. From this point onward, the movie is somewhat told in flashback by years. Leaving on an expedition as a young boy, TemјJin travels along with his father Yesјgei to select a girl as his future wife. TemјJin meets and chooses B¶rte although his father wishes him to choose a mate from the Merkit tribe. TemјJin convinces his father to allow him to choose B¶rte. He promises to return after five years to marry her. After leaving, Yesјgei is poisoned by a rival tribe and dies. Upon returning to their camp,
TemјJin and his mother find one of his father’s warriors looting their possessions. The warrior tries to kill TemјJin, as he is a threat to his path to khan, but is reminded that it is against Mongol law to kill a child. He promises to return in the winter and kill the boy as a teen. TemјJin is shown throughout his teen years running from the warrior and his men in order to survive. Throughout the movie, TemјJin is seen praying to the Mongol god of the sky during hard times. One day he is found in the snow by a boy his age named Jamukha.
They certify their friendship by becoming blood brothers. TemјJin is then captured by the warrior twice, and is able to escape both times, the second time finding B¶rte and returning to his mother with her. The warrior manages to find and pursue the reunited couple. While an injured TemјJin is able to escape by B¶rte surrendering herself to the khan and his men, she is captured and taken to their tribe. TemјJin locates his blood brother, who is now a khan, and asks him to help him find his wife and get her back.
After a successful attle and recovering a pregnant B¶rte, the couple and a few warriors head out, including 2 of Jamukha’s. He warns TemјJin that this action will cost him. This is proven when Jamukha’s birth brother is killed by one of TemјJin soldiers. Jamukha and TemјJin go to war. Outnumbered, TemјJin’s army is quickly defeated. Jamukha declares victory and decides to make TemјJin a slave rather than execute him. TemјJin is sold into slavery in the Tangut kingdom and is put on display as “The Mongol who threatened to take down the Tangut kingdom” which can be considered ajor foreshadowing.
TemјJin promises to a monk to spare mercy upon a monastery in the kingdom after he takes over as khan, as long as the monk finds TemјJin’s wife and son. While the monk dies on the Journey