1. Peshawar Waltz (1994)
This was his first movie.
The film describes a real historical fact from the Soviet-Afghan war. In the camp Badaber near the Pakistani city of Peshawar there were contained many Afghan and Soviet prisoners of war. In 1985 the prisoners revolted. In two days the revolt was put down with great difficulty by massive forces of Afghan mujahedeen and regular Pakistani army. Actually it became possible to suppress the revolt only after completely razing to the ground all the buildings in the POW camp Badaber.
Filmed in a documentary style movie shows the situation of a man who is fated to die. Only one night to think everything over, and tomorrow – death.
For its realism and anti-war spirit the movie was highly acclaimed as among the Russian military who participated in the Soviet-Afghan war, and among film critics: the main prize at the International Film Festival in San Remo, the award for Best Directorat the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary.
2. Night Watch (2004)
A magical fiction thriller based on literary works by the Russian science fiction writer Sergey Lukyanenko: wizards, vampires, evil forces… And the night watch, keeping delicate balance between the two worlds, between the forces of Good and Evil.
3. Day Watch (2005)
The delicate balance between Light and Dark is disturbed…
The film continues the story begun by the film “Night Watch”.
4. Wanted (2008)
This time the director Timur Bekmambetov tried his hand in Hollywood. The result of that was a nontrivial fantastic action movie in which an ordinary office employee is transformed into an arbiter of fate.
Angelina Jolie, who played one of the roles in the film (Moscow)
Advertising videos by Timur Bekmambetov
Russian filmmaker made a series of 18 commercials for the Russian bank Imperial in 1992-1997, which have become classics of advertising.
Storylines in the videos were associated with well-known historical figures and events that happened to them (usually fictitious events). Among them were Napoleon, Caesar, Peter I, Tamerlane, Alexander the Great, Dmitry Donskoy, and many others
The main condition for video commercials – no animation and computer graphics.
The commercials have won numerous prizes: “Golden Apple” at the Moscow Festival of Advertising(1992, 1994, 1995 and 1996), the Gold Medal at the International Film Festival in Houston (1995).
5. The Conqueror Tamerlane
The commercial shows the empire of the conqueror Tamerlane (15thcentury), who had a significant impact on the history of Central, South and West Asia, as well as Russia.
According to the legend in the video, Tamerlane, when leaving for a campaign, ordered every soldier to leave a stone by the road. And the mound grew.
Then there were many battles.
And the soldiers returned home with a victory. And walking past the mound, the soldiers picked up their stones. Tamerlane was last. He stopped at the mound, picked up the stones. And he spoke with the stones, remembering the names of his soldiers.
6. Russian Prince Dmitry Donskoy
The commercial is a play on the Battle of Kulikovo (1380) between the united Russian army, led by Prince of Moscow Dmitry Donskoy, and the army of the Golden Horde. In this battle, the Mongol-Tatar troops were defeated.
The video says that Russians have never before defeated Mongols. Their fathers and grandfathers, too, have never defeated Mongols. Russians knew that defeating Mongols was impossible.
Russian armed forces are standing on the Kulikovo field. One soldier got frightened and ran from the field in flight. Dmitry Donskoy gives him his headgear and stands in a line of other soldiers as an ordinary soldier. Russian soldiers begin their attack…
7. Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Ivan IV the Terrible was the first and the longest reigning Russian tsar (more than 50 years on the throne);he became known for creating “oprichnina” and for destroying the ruling class in Russia.
In the video, Tsar Ivan the Terrible announces before the assembled crowd that “boyars” (the ruling class) plundered the treasury, and the waywodes do not want to fight and defend Russia.
Russia is attacked by Lithuanians, khans, Germans.
Everyone forgot about their duties.
Thus, Ivan the Terrible takes the state into his own hands.
Ivan the Terrible turns around, but someone in the crowd yells: “And on what terms?!”
Ivan the Terriblesays as he walks away: “You’ll find out later…”
On snow the bloodied body of the person who asked the question is dragged.
8.Music Video Tu-Lu-La
Timur Bekmambetov directed several music videos. Russian rock singer Julia Chicherin, “Tu-Lu-La” (2000):
This song was played in the cult film with Sergei Bodrov “Brother-2”.
Timur Bekmambetov in 2006 established a fund to help children “Sunflower” – for targeted help for children suffering from life-threatening diseases of the immune system.