A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
This movie was absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!! To me, the fact that the first-time young writer-director, Ms. Julie Davis, has not received greater acceptance (i.e. WORK) in Hollywood, is a veritable TRAGEDY of Wellesian proportions!!! (i.e. "Wellesian" as in "Orson") The same holds true for the lead actress, Ms. Marla Schaffel.
I especially enjoyed reports that Ms. Davis was promoting this movie at the Sundance Film Festival by passing out underwear visibly imprinted with "I Love You", but also imprinted with an "invisible" glow-in-the-dark "Don't Touch Me". (What a WONDERFUL sense of humor!!)
This movie beautifully captures the essence of our search for true, meaningful love, with all of its pitfalls and dead-ends. How anyone could fail to LOVE it totally escapes me. The fact that per one reviewer, it was based in part on Ms. Davis' actual life experiences, only ADDS to its fascination. I used this movie as a "litmus test" for prospective mates: I would rent it, show it to her, and if she didn't like it, the affair was OVER!
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