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

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 August 2006 (Netherlands)
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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 »

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Credited cast:
Hurichabilike ...
Bilike
Geliban ...
Ergoutan
Badema ...
Bilike's Mother
Yidexinnaribu ...
Bilike's Father
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Dawa ...
Dawa
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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

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

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$71,223 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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Contrast-filled movie, with very nice flow to match
19 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charming, subtle, funny, evocative and interesting characters. No Hollywood here, just a simple, but touching, story told through they eyes of a people and a culture that are alien to most of us. No trite sentimentality, nor appeal to national pride, nor play on insecurities of good and evil. The film and the story progress at the right pace for the time and place they are supposed to convey. If Proust appeals to you then this film is worth watching. You don't get the sense that the actors are acting which add an authentic feel to the movie. Nothing is 'enhanced' by sound or music or special effects which perfectly fits the setting. I highly recommend this film.


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