I watched Tarsem Singh’s newest cinematic sparkle, The Fall (2006), last week. One of the previews was a movie called The Mongol (Sergei Bodrov, 2007), which is about Genghis Khan’s early life.
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Nevermind that Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano is playing the main character; nevermind that Japanese actor Takashi Sorimachi has done it too. What I find perplexing is the following:
Here is an American documentary about the man courtesy of the History Channel.
Here is the BBC documentary.
Hilarious, isn’t it? That the English producers managed to cast actors that bear some resemblance to what the Mongols probably looked like?
Shudder to think the A&E Biography version is even worse.