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Mountain Patrol (2004)

Kekexili (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 1 October 2004 (China)
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A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

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Chuan Lu

Writer:

Chuan Lu
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Cast

Cast overview:
Duobujie Duobujie ... Ri Tai (as Bujie Duo)
Lei Zhang Lei Zhang ... Ga Yu
Liang Qi Liang Qi ... Liu Dong
Xueying Zhao Xueying Zhao ... Leng Xue
Zhanlin Ma Zhanlin Ma ... Old Ma
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Storyline

The Tibetan Mountain Patrol, a self-sponsored outcast regimen established to eliminate illegal slaughtering of endangered Tibetan Antelopes by impoverished local and out-of-province peasants, intimately engages with a half-Tibetan journalist from Beijing in a desolate depiction of human nature in the outskirts of Kekexili. Written by Anthonyjoellee

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One man will risk everything to save innocence

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Tibetan

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Mountain Patrol See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

CNY 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,915, 16 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,157, 11 June 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Red-robed monks would be members of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. DIstinct from the yellow-robed followers of the Dalai Lama. See more »

Quotes

Ga Yu: I'm a reporter from Beijing.
Ri Tai: I don't have the time.
Ga Yu: Wait a second. You want this place to be declared as a nature reserve. Maybe I can help.
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A biased but nevertheless enthusiastic two thumbs up!
25 February 2005 | by swcheeseSee all my reviews

While I know I am biased and I will explain why, I still feel I should write and try and express the depth of feeling I have for this film.

My brother, Alex Graf was a production manager for Columbia Tri-star Asia. He was returning from the filming location in western China when he was killed in a vehicle accident.

OK, now you know why I am biased towards this film. That being said, this is a very powerful, visceral film. It is definitely not a feel good film and is, at times very hard to watch. The setting is in the western Chinese high desert. To describe the scenery as beautiful, breathtaking and desolate would be to massively understate it. What an incredibly vast, unforgiving, yet hauntingly mesmerizing landscape, and Lu Chuan takes full advantage of this. One aspect of the film that is unexpected, and demonstrates Lu Chuan's mastery of film making is that you expect to despise the poachers but somehow you end up understanding their plight as much as that of the patrol. If what I have written here still doesn't move you to see this film then see the film as see for yourself you will not be disappointed. Andrew Graf


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