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Tuya's Marriage (2006) More at IMDbPro »Tuya de hun shi (original title)

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Tuya's Marriage -- 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.
Tuya's Marriage -- Clip: Tuya receives a proposal, discusses it with Bater
Tuya's Marriage -- Clip: Tuya searches for Zhaya
Tuya's Marriage -- Clip: Tuya accepts Senge's offer
Tuya's Marriage -- Clip: Baolier proposes to Tuya


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8 June 2007 (Italy) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nan Yu ... Tuya
Ba'toer ... Ba'toer - the husband
Sen'ge ... Sen'ge - the neighbor
Bao'lier ... Bao'lier - the old friend
Bao'erku ... Bao'erku - the suitor
Zhaya ... Zhaya - the son
Ting Ting Ren ... Bao'rao - the daughter

Directed by
Quan'an Wang 
Writing credits
Wei Lu 

Quan'an Wang 

Produced by
Deshun Gong .... co-producer
Boris Grönemeyer .... executive producer
Jugang Yan .... producer
Cinematography by
Lutz Reitemeier 
Film Editing by
Quan'an Wang 
Makeup Department
Yingchun Lu .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hui Yuan .... production manager
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... re-recording mixer
Peng Jiang .... sound
Ray Zhao .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Pauselius .... gaffer

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Also Known As:
"Tuya de hun shi" - China (original title)
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86 min | Taiwan:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | Netherlands:6 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:GP (original rating) | USA:Not Rated


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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Almost a documentary, 9 April 2007

This movie is more meaningful when viewed as a semi-documentary. Through the micro angle of a slightly dramatized story of Tuya, we are introduced to the macro reality of the harsh livelihood of the backward areas of Mongolia and, although not specifically addressed, of many parts of China.

Tuya's predicaments are by no means unique, or even unusual, for there are many areas in the mainland where natural resources that we in modern cities take for granted are luxuries. With her husband paralyzed as a result of attempts to drill wells for water, Tuya, relatively young, reasonably good looking and unquestionably able-bodied, takes up the burden of rearing a herd if lambs and caring for her husband and two children. The son, just about turning teen, is a help but the daughter is small. When the burden comes close to being unbearable, the couple resorts to what a lot of people in similarly locations under similar situations do. The have a divorce, and the wife looks for an opportunity for re-marrying, to a man capable of taking care of the children. In Tuya's case, there is another condition: the suitor must undertake to take in the paralyzed ex-husband.

The story, as the title suggests, revolves around the events leading to Tuya's marriage, or re-marriage. The events unfold in as natural a manner as can be presented in a movie. There are moments of both farce and pathos, but none is contrived. You can believe that this is exactly the way things would happen. YU Nan who plays Tuya is a marvelous actress. All the other key characters are real local people, using their real names in the movie, but I am not sure whether they are indeed acting out their own story.

"Tuya' marriage" won the Golden Berlin Bear earlier this year, a last-minute entry in the competition and a surprise winner.

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