It may have had threedifferent directors and an immensely complex birth, but bloodcurdling Kazakhepic Nomad has caught buyers' hearts.The $35m epic, which received its international premiere in
The Weinstein Company, whichhas taken rights for
'There were times whenI didn't think Nomad would ever see the light of day,' director IvanPasser told ScreenDaily.com.'That it did was a miracle.'
The Kazakh Government fundedthe project, which started shooting in autumn 2004 with Passer at the helm anda budget of $20m. Almost the entire budget was spent before the film wascompleted. The Kazakh Government then provided extra funds, enabling Russiandirector Sergei Bodrov tofinish the project. Local director Taigat Temenov, who oversaw the dubbing, is also credited.
Passer has given Bodrov's cut his blessing. 'I am very glad that it wasBodrov who did it. He is a very good director and hedid a good job.'