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

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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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CNY 10,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,915, 16 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,157, 11 June 2006
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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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Harsh and relentless
11 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This strong and raw movie about the true case volunteer mountain patrol running after poachers getting rich by exploiting the Tibetan antelope, and bringing it close to extinction in the process, is the strongest and most moving movie I can remember in a thriller/action genre. Its hard to know what to call it as it has a more real feel than any thriller I know.

Nothing comes in between the hunt for these poachers with no frills, the script is clear-cut and never sentimental. Everything happens quickly and brutal, something that also can be said about the fortunes of the mountain patrol.

Based on a 1993-96 incident, Kekexeli manages to show these heroes as what they are, never becoming fixated on person (no "private Ryan") like it should be. Amazingly the story made it to the big screen.


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