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A Mongolian Tale (1995)

Hei jun ma (original title)
Bayinbulag and Somiya are brought up, from a young age, as brother and sister by their adoptive grandmother. The three live happily in a yurt on the Mongolian steppes. Just before ... See full summary »

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Fei Xie

Writer:

Cheng-zhi Zhang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dalarsurong Dalarsurong ... Grandma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aojirdai Aojirdai ... Qiqig
Bayirtcya Bayirtcya ... Somiya (As a Child)
Gangbater Gangbater ... Father (Ba'ter)
Ganghulag Ganghulag ... Bayinbulag (As a Child)
Jirigelasahan Jirigelasahan
Lasurong Lasurong
Maxirdun Maxirdun ... Dowasang
Renhua Na ... Somiya
Narengima Narengima
Tengger Tengger ... Bayinbulag
Wendilya Wendilya ... Qiqig
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Bayinbulag and Somiya are brought up, from a young age, as brother and sister by their adoptive grandmother. The three live happily in a yurt on the Mongolian steppes. Just before Bayinbulag is to leave for the city, to be trained as a vet, the grandmother suggests that Bayinbulag and Somiya should eventually marry. Bayinbulag, now training to be a musician, stays away for long periods of time without communicating with Somiya. He finally comes back expecting to marry her. Written by Will Gilbert

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Mongolia, 30 years ago. A Black Stallion, an orphan and the girl he loved...

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mongolian

Release Date:

2 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mongolian Tale See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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The outstanding love movie without a single kiss.
27 April 2004 | by boliwar1See all my reviews

I had visited Mongolia several years earlier than I watched this film. Watching it, I found natural climate of the difficult daily-life of Mongolian - straightforward and generous people. The beauty of Mongolian grassland, poverty of small villages and daily problems were shown as it I had remembered - this reality is one of reasons one should see this movie.

However, the most striking feature of the film is the way in which love was showing. In this relatively long movie (almost 2 hours), we cannot find any "love scenes" characteristic for the point of view of the western cinematography. Paradoxically, I am convinced this is the greatest love-film I have ever seen. It shows how love appears, grows, how life can turn out to be hard when still loving, and how it can survive despite severe circumstances.


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