MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,522 this week

Mongolian Ping Pong (2005)
"Lü cao di" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 660 users   Metascore: 64/100
Reviews: 10 user | 24 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 168 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 21 Apr 2013
 
a list of 70 titles
created 02 Dec 2013
 
a list of 337 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mongolian Ping Pong (2005)

Mongolian Ping Pong (2005) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mongolian Ping Pong.
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. Only as the little dog, Zocher, saves the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Byambasuren Davaa
Stars: Batchuluun Urjindorj, Buyandulam Daramdadi, Nansal Batchuluun
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.

Director: Quan'an Wang
Stars: Nan Yu, Ba'toer, Sen'ge
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Enter a dark, dangerous world where the lines between reality and fantasy are blurred. Angela is 18, a stunning Dutch blonde, a comic illustrator, and bored with life. Eager for adventure, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthias X. Oberg
Stars: Chloé Winkel, Jon Yang, Rebecca Palmer
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Is all fair when love becomes war? "Promises are like pie crusts: Made to be broken." In the 1930s Stalin put Lenin's words into action with his infamous "purges," bringing horrors to the ... See full summary »

Director: Agvaantseren Enkhtaivan
Stars: G. Altanshagai, Bayarmaa Baatar, Zolboot Gombo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road and the bar with his all-too-helpful best bud.

Director: Hao Ning
Stars: Bo Huang, Zheng Xu, Quan Yuan
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Recruited by a clandestine police organization, "K" must stop a plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan. Armed with a hi-tech steel yo-yo, and a new name (Asamiya Saki), she ... See full summary »

Director: Kenta Fukasaku
Stars: Aya Matsuura, Rika Ishikawa, Erika Miyoshi
Marathon (2005)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) This hit inspirational movie follows an autistic young man, who finds solace only in running. His mother is the caring force that never gives up on him. Even... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-Chul Chung
Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Mi-suk Kim, Gi-yeong Lee
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Llosa
Stars: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís
Izo (2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda
Director: Oscar Barby
Stars: Adam Thomas Wright, Paul Dewdney, Michael Jenn
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A cerebral and existential story of Tamla, a kitten from the Planet of Cats, who sets out to solve the mystery of her birth.

Director: Tol
Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Takeshi Katô, Hisayo Mochizuki
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hurichabilike ...
Bilike
Geliban ...
Ergoutan
Badema ...
Bilike's Mother
Yidexinnaribu ...
Bilike's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawa ...
Dawa
Edit

Storyline

Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the days of Genghis Kahn. But life in the middle of nowhere can be exciting for a young boy. The smallest of details become big events for curious Bilike and his best friends Erguotou and Dawa. The mystery of the small white ball floating in the creek leads to questions about the world around them, as well as innocent mischief. Bilike's grandmother says the ball is a glowing pearl from heaven. But the boys are sceptical after waiting all night outdoors for the ball to light up. Since nobody has an idea about the odd white object, they trek to the faraway monastery to consult the wise lamas. But even the grasslands' most knowledgeable inhabitants are stumped. While watching the new TV-set Dawa's father has won, the boys learn about pingpong. They are excited to hear ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 2006 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Mongolian Ping Pong  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,252 (USA) (21 April 2006)

Gross:

$71,223 (USA) (2 February 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
beautiful and sweet film
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i don't know why anyone would trash this movie or be so crude when expressing opinions about it. i saw it yesterday as part of an international children's film festival at the wexner center in columbus, ohio. it was exactly what i expected--simple, dignified, and respectful of the viewer...letting us figure things out for ourselves, make our own meanings, and appreciate the story and characters. it didn't "spoon-feed" the audience the way many American movies would.

overall, the landscapes were beautiful, the characters were real and believable, and the story was sweet and original. i would highly recommend it for adults and children.


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Surely more people have seen 'Mongolian Ping Pong'? CitrusWithFuschiaTrim
Electricity in the steppes matsuo-1
Discuss Mongolian Ping Pong (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?