Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nomad (Kazakhstan, 2005)

Nomad is a Kazakh/French production and is directed by Sergei Bodrov and Ivan Passer.
This film could best be described as ‘Kazakh Brave heart’. The Kazakh nomads and have to face thier oppressors, the Jungar forces with Galdan Tseren as their leader.
The different kind of tribes won’t form a unity until the son of a sultan is born. Though many want to kill him, he is raised like a warrior by a Kazakh wise man, together with a group of children from all over the Kazakh steppe which the wise man has gathered. They are the hope for the Kazakh!
There is also the story of two friends who fall in love with the same girl.

The clothing is very well done, nomad clothing is pretty interesting! The time-period is rather interesting as well because though everyone still fights with swords the first artillery is introduced.
The plot of the story is too average, the acting is not outstanding either. They tried to make an epic Kazakh movie, but we still have to wait for that to happen. This movie does put much emphasis on the fact that the Kazakh nomads are proud horse-people.

It does have a morale, and it’s clear as day: Without unity there can be no prosperity
And it should be said… it’s wonderful who they pronounce the word ‘amen’!

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