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Mountain Patrol (2004)

Kekexili (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 1 October 2004 (China)
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A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.



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Cast overview:
Duobujie ...
Ri Tai (as Bujie Duo)
Lei Zhang ...
Ga Yu
Liang Qi ...
Liu Dong
Xueying Zhao ...
Leng Xue
Zhanlin Ma ...
Old Ma


The Tibetan Mountain Patrol, a self-sponsored outcast regimen established to eliminate illegal slaughtering of endangered Tibetan Antelopes by impoverished local and out-of-province peasants, intimately engages with a half-Tibetan journalist from Beijing in a desolate depiction of human nature in the outskirts of Kekexili. Written by Anthonyjoellee

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One man will risk everything to save innocence


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1 October 2004 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Mountain Patrol  »

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CNY 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,915 (USA) (14 April 2006)


$142,157 (USA) (9 June 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ga Yu: I'm a reporter from Beijing.
Ri Tai: I don't have the time.
Ga Yu: Wait a second. You want this place to be declared as a nature reserve. Maybe I can help.
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A biased but nevertheless enthusiastic two thumbs up!
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I know I am biased and I will explain why, I still feel I should write and try and express the depth of feeling I have for this film.

My brother, Alex Graf was a production manager for Columbia Tri-star Asia. He was returning from the filming location in western China when he was killed in a vehicle accident.

OK, now you know why I am biased towards this film. That being said, this is a very powerful, visceral film. It is definitely not a feel good film and is, at times very hard to watch. The setting is in the western Chinese high desert. To describe the scenery as beautiful, breathtaking and desolate would be to massively understate it. What an incredibly vast, unforgiving, yet hauntingly mesmerizing landscape, and Lu Chuan takes full advantage of this. One aspect of the film that is unexpected, and demonstrates Lu Chuan's mastery of film making is that you expect to despise the poachers but somehow you end up understanding their plight as much as that of the patrol. If what I have written here still doesn't move you to see this film then see the film as see for yourself you will not be disappointed. Andrew Graf

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