The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206.
Born in Moscow in 1961, Sergey Trofimov made his debut in cinema in 1994 with the film The Peshawar Waltz directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Trofimov has shot over 250 commercials and music videos. He returned to feature films shooting two fantasy blockbusters for Timur Bekmambetov, Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006), which topped the Russian box office. He is a specialist in shooting complex scenes. In the film Mongol he worked on the second expedition to China, when all the main crowd and battle scenes were shot for the film.
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