Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea
|Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea|
|Directed by||Shinichirō Sawai|
|Produced by||Minoru Ebihara
|Written by||Takehiro Nakajima
|Based on||Novels by Seiichi Morimura|
|Music by||Taro Iwashiro|
|Edited by||Akimasa Kawashima|
|Distributed by||Shochiku (Japan)
|March 3, 2007 (Japan)
February 21, 2008 (U.S. limited)
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of Earth and Sea (蒼き狼 地果て海尽きるまで Aoki Ōkami: Chi Hate Umi Tsukiru Made?, lit. "The Blue Wolf: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea") is a 2007 Japanese - Mongolian historical drama film depicting the life of Genghis Khan.
Temujin (Sorimachi Takashi) is born the son of the chief of a Mongolian tribe, and grows up as the one who carries the blood of “blue wolf”. When he is grown up, he marries Borte (Kikukawa Rei), but one night, she is taken away by another tribe. When Temujin rescues her, she is pregnant, and a boy is born not long thereafter. As the boy may be a son of a stranger, Temujin names him Jochi (Matsuyama Kenichi), meaning outsider, and refuses to accept him as his son. The time goes on and Temujin is enthrowned as the King of Mongolia. He changes his name to Genghis Khan and pledges to avenge his long-time enemy, the Jin Dynasty. Genghis Khan finally acknowledges Jochi as his own son, and they decide to fight together, but Jochi is killed by the enemy. The lonely battle of Genghis continues without end. A historical drama about the life of Genghis Khan, a hero who united the Mongol Empire and conquered half the known world.
- Takashi Sorimachi as Temüjin/Genghis Khan
- Rei Kikukawa as Börte
- Mayumi Wakamura as Hoelun
- Kenichi Matsuyama as Jochi
- Yoshihiko Hakamada as Hasar
- Go Ara as Khulan
- Yūsuke Hirayama as Jamukha
- Naoki Hosaka as Yesügei Bagatur
- Hiroki Matsukata as Toghrul Khan
- Eugene Nomura as Bo'orču
- Eri Shimomiya as Temulen
- Shōhei Yamazaki as Behter
- Kairi Narita as Belgutei
- Takuya Noro as Chilaun
- Sōsuke Ikematsu as young Temüjin
- Ami Takeishi as young Börte
- Takeshi Ōbayashi as Caravan Chief
Takehiro Nakajima and Shōichi Maruyama adapted the screenplay from the historical-fiction novels Chi Hate Umi Tsukiru Made: Shōsetsu Chingisu Hān (Ue) and Chi Hate Umi Tsukiru Made: Shōsetsu Chingisu Hān (Shita) by Seiichi Morimura.
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of Earth and Sea was released in Japan on March 3, 2007, and in Hong Kong on April 26, 2007. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Market, the Moscow International Film Festival and the 2007 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. It was the opening film of the 5th World Film Festival of Bangkok and the San Francisco Asian Film Festival.
Genghis Khan was released by The Bigger Picture in only 40 U.S. theaters on February 21, 2008. As of February 25, it has made only US$3,892 there. It grossed nearly US$11 million in Japan and Mongolia.
Genghis Khan was released on DVD in the US in 2008.
- Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea at Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2008.
- "The Blue Wolf (後のチンギス・ハーン)". Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- English-subtitled theatrical trailer for Shinichirō Sawai's Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth, Twitchfilm.net; retrieved 2007-11-12