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Mountain Patrol (2004)
"Kekexili" (original title)

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A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

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Duobujie ...
Ri Tai (as Duobuji)
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Liu Dong
Xueying Zhao ...
Leng Xue
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Lei Chang
Zhanlin Ma
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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

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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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1 October 2004 (China)  »

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CNY 10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$142,157 (USA) (9 June 2006)
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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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...selflessly fighting with courage and honour will not go vain...
10 June 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Kekexili' was completely different from what I expected. Well, honestly speaking, I didn't know what to expect so my expectation was built up from the Chinese movies I'd already seen and looking at the poster, I thought it was an action movie...but i was pleasantly surprised.

This is one of the few movies today that show how simple film-making stands out. Technically speaking, special effects weren't overdone, background score was kept to a minimum, no unnecessary subplot and it sticks to the point.

To sum up the plot, 'Kekexili' is about a group of patrols who are in search of poachers. We are briefly introduced into the lives of the penniless patrols, how passionate they are about protecting the endangered antelopes, their selfless deeds and sacrifice (yes, even their lives) and their strength and courage.

Chuan Lu's direction is outstanding and he remarkably tells us this sensitive story. The actors breathe into their characters, making you forget that they are actors. Cinematography is fantastic and we also get the feel that the climate (snow, wind etc), the haunting mountains and the city are characters themselves.

Being an animal lover myself, I was very moved by 'Kekexili' as a felt for all the characters and their passion and courage really touched me. However, I wouldn't say this is only restricted to animal lovers because 'Kekexili's about selflessly fighting with courage, honour and passion (without giving up) for something you believe in because the effort will not go in vain.


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