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Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)

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When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.
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Credited cast:
Janchiv Ayurzana Janchiv Ayurzana ... Janchiv
Chimed Ohin Chimed Ohin ... Chimed
Amgaabazar Gonson Amgaabazar Gonson ... Amgaa
Zeveljamz Nyam Zeveljamz Nyam ... Zevel
Ikhbayar Amgaabazar Ikhbayar Amgaabazar ... Ikchee
Odgerel Ayusch Odgerel Ayusch ... Odgoo
Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar ... Dude
Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar ... Ugna
Guntbaatar Ikhbayar Guntbaatar Ikhbayar ... Guntee
Munkhbayar Lhagvaa Munkhbayar Lhagvaa ... Munkbayar, violin teacher
Ariunjargal Adiya Ariunjargal Adiya ... Teacher's Assistant
Dogo Roljav Dogo Roljav ... Relative Aimak I
Chuluunzezeg Gur Chuluunzezeg Gur ... Relative Aimak II
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Botok Botok ... Baby Camel
Ingen Tenne Ingen Tenne ... Mother Camel
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Storyline

Springtime in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia. A family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white colt. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, refusing it her milk and her motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two young boys on a journey through the desert, to a a backwater town in search of a musician who is their only hope for saving the colt's life. Written by TNS

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Ein wahres Filmmärchen (A true fairy tale on film) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Mongolia

Language:

Mongolian

Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História do Camelo Que Chora See more »

Filming Locations:

Aimak, Inner Mongolia, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,767, 6 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,742,832, 3 October 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Mongolia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. See more »

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Janchiv: Now my children I'll tell you the story of the weeping camel. Many years ago, God gave antlers to the camel as a reward for the goodness of its heart. But one day a rogue deer came and asked the camel to lend him his antlers. He wanted to adorn himself with them for a celebration in the west. The camel trusted the deer and gave him his antlers, but the deer never brought them back. Since then the camels keep gazing at the horizon and still await the deer's return.
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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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What a surprise!
9 July 2004 | by skip-capecodSee all my reviews

If anyone had ever told me that a movie about nomadic shepherds in Mongolia and a couple of camels could hold my interest and feelings the way this movie did I would have suggested they see a shrink.

It can only be described as a wonderful story that makes the most complex of Hollywood screen-plays look silly.

Great for all generations.


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