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Close to Eden (1991)
"Urga" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  30 October 1992 (USA)
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The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Badema ...
Pagma
Bayaertu ...
Gombo
Vladimir Gostyukhin ...
Sergei
Babushka ...
Grandma
Larisa Kuznetsova ...
Marina
Jon Bochinski ...
Stanislas
Yongyan Bao ...
Bourma
Wurinile ...
Bouin
Biao Wang ...
Van Biao
Baoyinhexige ...
Bayartou
Nikolai Voshchilin ...
Nikolai
Jinsheng Bao
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The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, Serguei, gets stuck with his truck nearby. The cultural gap between Gombo and Serguie seems invincible. But maybe they can learn a few things from each other? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Chanson "Les Collines de Mandchourie"
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One of the most beautifully humane movies ever.
11 January 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had to embrace my aunt after seeing this movie for having brought me to see it. The images are beautiful and the relationships are, at times, complex but always touching. Never have I experienced a filmmaker able to capture the beautiful humanity of each of his characters and their gestures. This film is a treasure and quite possibly my favorite film of all time.


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