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

 -  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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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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Theme from "Nocturne Nr. 2, Opus Nr. 9"
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one of the few films that makes me believe in humanity
6 August 1999 | by (Mississippi, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the best films I know: beautiful, pensive, playful, realistic, poetic, humane, up-lifting. In the barrage of trash, one of the few films that makes me believe in humanity. I love this film so much that I arranged home projections for my friends several times. With all the up beat that I am mentioning, it is very open and truthful. Where in an American movie could you see an on-screen slaughter of a real lamb? And it was not ugly or gory at all! On the contrary, it was very decent and sensitive, teaching us respect for Nature.

And another little point. Has anybody noticed the inconspicuous little voice-over at the end which essentially makes "Urga" science fiction?!


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