The 9-year-old Temüjin is taken on a trip by his father to select a girl as his future wife. He meets Börte, who says she would like to be chosen, which he does. He promises to return after five years to marry her. Temüjin's father is poisoned on the trip, and dies. As a boy Temüjin passes through starvation, humiliations and even slavery, but later with the help of Börte he overcomes all of his childhood hardships to become one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known.
|Alkup. nimi||Der Mongole|
|Pääosassa||Sun Hong-Lei, Tadanobu Asano, Khulan Chuluun, Aliya, Ba Sen, Amadu Mamadakov, He Qi, Ben Hon Sun, Ji Ri Mu Tu, You Er, Huntun Batu, Deng Ba Te Er, Bao Di, Su Ya La Su Rong, Sai Xing Ga, Tegen Ao, Zhang Jiong, Odnyam Odsuren, Bayertsetseg Erdenebat, Amarbold Tuvshinbayar, Ba Ti, Li Jia Qi, Bu Ren, Ba Yin Qi Qi Ge, Ba De Rong Gui, Ba Te, Tunga|