7.7/10
4,369
28 user 67 critic

Mountain Patrol (2004)

Kekexili (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 1 October 2004 (China)
Trailer
1:47 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.

Director:

Chuan Lu

Writer:

Chuan Lu
23 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Xun qiang (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun.

Director: Chuan Lu
Stars: Wen Jiang, Gang Deng, Nina Huang Fan
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu
Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi
Nezha nao hai (1979)
Adventure | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tells the fable from Chinese mythology about the young warrior Zezha who takes on a group of evil dragons.

Directors: Shuchen Wang, Jingda Xu, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ke Bi, Banjô Ginga, Daisuke Gôri
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky ... See full summary »

Director: Hao Ning
Stars: Tao Guo, Teddy Lin, Hua Liu
Guizi lai le (2000)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang
Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang
Mang jing (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Li
Stars: Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang
Gang de qin (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.

Directors: Meng Zhang, Bo Gao
Stars: Qianyuan Wang, Yongzhen Guo, Shin-yeong Jang
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing.

Director: Wen Jiang
Stars: Yu Xia, Shaobo Dai, Hua Fang
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »

Directors: Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.

Director: Chuan Lu
Stars: Ye Liu, Daniel Wu, Chen Chang
To Live (1994)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu
Still Life (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »
Edit

Details

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

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simple but effective cinema
21 March 2006 | by simon_boothSee all my reviews

Kekekili is a mountainous wilderness in Tibet, home to the Tibetan antelope - now an endangered species since their fur became a valued commodity in the west. In the early 90's a group of volunteers formed to protect the antelope from poachers, working with meagre resources in a hostile terrain. When one of the volunteers is murdered, a journalist from Beijing travels to Kekexili to follow the patrol and tell their story.

Tibet is a country that many in the west have a very romantic image of - a culture and lifestyle as far removed from modern, urban society as any on earth. The reality of Tibetan life in the modern age is probably that it's tough, first and foremost.

Kekexili is a simple film, telling the story with no bells and whistles or attempt to shoehorn in clichéd dramatic devices, or to make the characters fit particular archetypes. People and events are presented plainly as the patrol pursue a group of poachers over the gorgeous backdrop of the mountain wilderness, risking their lives to protect the endangered antelope - but compromising themselves ethically along the way too.

The ending is perhaps a little unsatisfying, but I guess reality can be like that :)


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed