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The Story of the Weeping Camel -- When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.

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Release Date:
8 January 2004 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Some fairy tales are true... some legends are real. See more »
Plot:
When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(12 articles)
User Reviews:
A Cinematic Tour De Force See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Janchiv Ayurzana ... Janchiv
Chimed Ohin ... Chimed
Amgaabazar Gonson ... Amgaa
Zeveljamz Nyam ... Zevel
Ikhbayar Amgaabazar ... Ikchee
Odgerel Ayusch ... Odgoo
Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar ... Dude
Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar ... Ugna
Guntbaatar Ikhbayar ... Guntee
Munkhbayar Lhagvaa ... Munkbayar, violin teacher
Ariunjargal Adiya ... Teacher's Assistant
Dogo Roljav ... Relative Aimak I
Chuluunzezeg Gur ... Relative Aimak II
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Botok ... Baby Camel
Ingen Tenne ... Mother Camel
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Directed by
Byambasuren Davaa 
Luigi Falorni 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Byambasuren Davaa  writer
Batbayar Davgadorj  writer
Luigi Falorni  writer

Produced by
Claudia Gladziejewski .... co-producer
Natalie Lambsdorff .... co-executive producer: HFF
Tobias Siebert .... producer
Evi Stangassinger .... co-executive producer: HFF
Benigna von Keyserlingk .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marcel Leniz 
Marc Riedinger 
Choigiw Sangidorj 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Falorni 
Juliane Gregor 
 
Film Editing by
Anja Pohl 
 
Set Decoration by
Mendbayar Pol 
 
Costume Design by
Unorjargal Amgaabazar 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jiska Rickels .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hans-Dieter Desinger .... sound mixer
Ansgar Frerich .... sound designer
Ansgar Frerich .... sound
Tatjana Jakob .... sound designer
Marc Meusinger .... sound recordist
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Juliane Gregor .... still photographer
Sebastian Grundt .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Bertl Grabmayr .... telecine grader
 
Transportation Department
Bayarsaihan Hasan .... driver
Scharav Sumiya .... driver
 
Other crew
Daschdamba Damba .... camp manager
Batbayar Davgadorj .... location manager
Beatrix Wesle .... world sales
 
Thanks
Barbara Capecchi .... thanks
Giovanna Ciampi .... thanks
Zolbayar Dorj .... thanks
Natasha Falorni .... thanks
Piero Falorni .... thanks
Hendrik Feil .... thanks
Jana Prinz .... thanks
Helmut Vielweber .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel" - Germany (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild thematic content
Runtime:
87 min (25 fps) | 90 min (24 fps) | Hong Kong:93 min (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Finland:S | Finland:K-3 | Norway:A | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:8 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:U | USA:PG | West Germany:o.Al.

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Quotes:
[first lines]
Janchiv:Now my children I'll tell you the story of the weeping camel. Many years ago, God gave antlers to the camel as a reward for the goodness of its heart. But one day a rogue deer came and asked the camel to lend him his antlers. He wanted to adorn himself with them for a celebration in the west. The camel trusted the deer and gave him his antlers, but the deer never brought them back. Since then the camels keep gazing at the horizon and still await the deer's return.
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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV)See more »

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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A Cinematic Tour De Force, 12 March 2005
Author: robert-642 from United Kingdom

If you are fed up with Hollywood glitz and special effects. If you are tired of hearing overpaid actors whining about how hard life is when having to film away from home, then you would be a fool not to watch this splendid film.

It would be too easy to say it is a documentary or a drama documentary. It is neither. It is, in the old term, 'cinema verite' at its best with good editing. Or even 'fly on the wall'. It is a truly wonderful story that has what many films should have: a beginning, a middle and an end.

I see no point in over analysing components of the film. To do so would destroy the theme. It is a story told in in the style of Aesop but it is far from a fable. The camera work (from a novice!) is stunning. There are no wild hand-held camera angles, just luscious close ups and exquisite panoramic views. Thankfully there are no blurred short depth of field shots - as is common in too many modern films.

It will leave you with a warm glow and hopefully raise many questions about the values that we as a human race share and are losing. If you have seen the Korean "The Way Home" you will love this contribution to the world of film. It is a truly excellent and heart warming experience.

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