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Close to Eden (1991)

Urga (original title)
The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »

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Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers:

Rustam Ibragimbekov (screenplay), Rustam Ibragimbekov (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Badema Badema ... Pagma
Bayaertu Bayaertu ... Gombo
Vladimir Gostyukhin ... Sergei
Babushka Babushka ... Grandma
Larisa Kuznetsova ... Marina
Jon Bochinski Jon Bochinski ... Stanislas
Yongyan Bao Yongyan Bao ... Bourma
Wurinile Wurinile ... Bouin
Biao Wang Biao Wang ... Van Biao
Baoyinhexige Baoyinhexige ... Bayartou
Nikolai Voshchilin Nikolai Voshchilin ... Nikolai
Jinsheng Bao Jinsheng Bao
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Storyline

The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, Serguei, gets stuck with his truck nearby. The cultural gap between Gombo and Serguie seems invincible. But maybe they can learn a few things from each other? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Soviet Union

Language:

Mongolian | Russian | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Close to Eden See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film from Russia. Previous nominees from that country had been submitted from The Soviet Union. It lost to France's Indochine (1992). See more »

Connections

References Cobra (1986) See more »

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Theme from "Lohengrin"
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Nikita Mihalkov is the best thing that has ever happened to Film in the History of it. This man is so talented beyond belief.
23 January 2008 | by ajrichmangSee all my reviews

Nikita Mihalkov is a god when it comes to film. The guy below me is probably a not very smart, Hollywood films are 20% good and the rest is garbage just like your comment. I have seen but a few good American films the rest is the same old crap. I would like to say that American films have no life its always the same. This film has an amazing plot with its twist and turns make it a master piece. I am just trying to get my point across but the policy won't let me have anything smalled than 10 lines. I would love to me Nikita Mihalkov and just let him know that he is such a great director. So please when you see this really try to learn to speak and understand the Russian language so you can actually grasp what the movies is all about and really suck in the meaning of it.


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