This movie tells the story of the great Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan (Temudjin) and how he fought against lawless agressions. This recounts the legendary rise to power and passion and vision of the great Mongolian leader.
Do not hate a weak child, it may be the son of a tiger!
Borte: Why have you come?
Temujin: I’m going over to the merkits to find a bride.
Temujin: Wait! What’s your name?
Borte: Borte. Temujin, it’s me you should chose!
Esugei his son: It is important not to go wrong and chose your bride correctly. Her face should be flat like the surface of the salt lake. And the eyes narrow. Evil spirits dive in wide eyes and she goes mad. She will not see what is for real. And most important: don’t forget to look at their feet. The stronger women’s’ feet are, the bigger the pleasure the man gets. Got it?
Temujin: I saw her and I immediately knew she is my bride.
Esugei: A man should choose his bride himself.
Dying Esugei: I’m leaving you son. You are the khan now. Be strong! And pray to our god, the master of the blue sky- the almighty Tengri, and he will help you…
Targutai: Khan Esugei is dead.
Wife of Esugei: My son is khan now. He’ll take his vengeance on you!
Wife of Esugei: Mongols don’t kill children!
Temujin: Tarugai, tell the people I don’t want to be khan.
Borte: Temujin! I waited so long for you. Many times I rubbed this bone. I had one wish only- your return. I want always to be with you, Temujin.
Jamuha: Mongols do not war because of women.
Jamuha: Just don’t tell anyone you started a war because of a woman.
Borte: One can’t boil two lamb heads in one couldrum.
Jamuha: There’s only two strong Mongols in the steppe- Me and my brother Temujin.
Temujin to Jamukha: I am not your brother. I am your Khan now.
Monk referring to Temudjin: Don’t buy him! He will bring us great misfortune.
Man: Hey, Mongol! Do you want to ruin our kingdom?
The Mongol who wanted to destroy the Tungus Kingdom.
Monk to Temudjin: I came to beg you. When the time of terror comes, dont destroy the monastery.
Jochi: A Mongol should plait his hair in braids.
Temudjin: I am an exception.
Temudjin: Our language is the most beautiful. Everyone will talk Mongolian one day.
Borte: You have forgotten what Mongols are like.
Temudjin: I have not, I am a Mongol myself.
Borte: They are worse now. They kill, plunder, and have no mercy on children.
Temudjin: I know what to do with the Mongols.
Temudjin: Mongols need laws that will unite them in a tight knot.
For the pillaging to stop and mothers to want to bear children. The mongol punishment will be one – DEATH!
To the one to raise a sword on children or women – DEATH!
To the one who refuses a traveler food and shelter – DEATH!
To the one who buys stolen goods – DEATH!
To the one who kills a messenger – DEATH!
To the one who throws down his weapon during a fight – DEATH!
Death to him and ten of his comrades. Should ten run away, death to one hundred! Should a thousand run away, death to all Mongols!
Jamukha: My brother is as cunning as a wolf.
Jamukha: Tell me: All Mongols are afraid of storms, why aren’t you? Why?
Temudjin: There was no place for me to hide. So I stopped being afraid.
Temudjin: I’m letting my brother (Jamukha) free.
Jochi: When do we go to find a bride? You promised!
Temudjin: So I did, and we’ll go. Look at what a beautiful mother I chose for you!
Borte: I chose you, Temujin…
Temudjin: Old man, tell me what will happen! Don’t fear, I can listen.
Old man: You know what will happen, Great Khan!
Temujin was acknowledged as ruler of all Mongols. Genghis Khan of the great steppe. He conquered half the world. The Tungus Kingdom was erased from the face of the earth. But the monastery was preserved.