69th Venice International Film Festival
Director: Alberto Barbera
Towards the end of the twelfth century Mongolia is divided up between various tribes. A competition to determine a leader is declared in which the most important warriors will take part. Among them is Temujin, nicknamed Genghis Khan, who instead of using brute force or cunning uses his intelligence to win. After incredible adventures, the Mongol Empire will be lead to the reunifi cation under the guidance of the mythical leader.
language: English - s/t Italian
With a tiny budget I managed to transform the hills near Angono, a town near Manila, into the vast and wild steppes where Temujin managed to unite the tribes in a war under his leadership. I had to use the most ingenious tools: trolleys as dollies, truck headlights as lighting and homemade wigs and costumes. (Manuel Conde)