Cinema: A Large Barbarian Camelot

Genghis Khan is another chapter in the history of the world, as hacked out by some of the planet's best-paid specialists at turning mountains into molehills. This droll biography casts Omar Sharif as the greedy Mongol conqueror, and suggests that his greed was all for the good. In his youth, cruelly confined by his enemies to a doughnut-shaped yoke, the future Khan keeps his eye upon the whole of Asia, plus adjacent territories. He dreams idealistically not of sacking, plundering, pillaging and rape, but of a large barbarian Camelot in which every man...

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