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Desert Dream (2007)

Hyazgar (original title)
In a vast desert area somewhere at the border between Mongolia and China, Hungai lives together with his wife and child. Dutifully, Hungai plants little trees in the desert. After his wife ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bakchul ...
Badumsurung
Bat-Ulzii ...
Hangai
Osor Bat-Ulzii ...
Hangai
Bayasgalan ...
Sarnai
Enkhtuul ...
Oyona
Munkhjiin ...
Jorick
Myagmarnaran ...
Buch
Nomin ...
Nomin
Dong-ho Shin ...
Chang-ho
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Choi Soon-hee (as Jung Seo)
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In a vast desert area somewhere at the border between Mongolia and China, Hungai lives together with his wife and child. Dutifully, Hungai plants little trees in the desert. After his wife embarks on a long trip to a hospital in the capital Ulaanbaatar to have their sick son examined, Hungai starts to drink out of loneliness. One day, a North Korean fugitive and her son ask for shelter in his home. A new world opens for Hungai. Written by Anonymous

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Beautiful Film
2 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was great in a very introspective way. The beauty of human interaction was in how things didn't have to be said, but were just understood through simple gestures. The struggle of deciding what's important about life, whether it's escaping persecution or environmental disaster, or feeling obligated to stop the desert, or following your family, or yearning for freedom - ultimately it's at beautiful tale about following your instincts to live in harmony. As the desert advances, Hangai realizes that his calling to stop the encroaching sands by planting trees cannot be swayed even by his wife and daughter abandoning him. Before he even wakes up from drowning his sorrow with alcohol, he unwittingly finds himself hosting strangers who don't speak his language but nevertheless feel compelled to stay. Don't expect a soundtrack, in fact, don't even expect more than two lines of dialog at once. Actions truly speak louder than any words here.


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