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The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)

Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (original title)
The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their ... See full summary »

Director:

Byambasuren Davaa

Writers:

Abel Cantou (english adaptation: original version with subtitles), Byambasuren Davaa | 2 more credits »
9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Batchuluun Urjindorj Batchuluun Urjindorj ... Father
Buyandulam Daramdadi Buyandulam Daramdadi ... Mother
Nansal Batchuluun Nansal Batchuluun ... Oldest daughter
Nansalmaa Batchuluun Nansalmaa Batchuluun ... Youngest daughter
Batbayar Batchuluun Batbayar Batchuluun ... Son (as Babbayar Batchuluun)
Tserenpuntsag Ish Tserenpuntsag Ish ... Older woman
Scharav Sumiya Scharav Sumiya ... First hunter
Battur Lhamsuren Battur Lhamsuren ... Second hunter
Batjargal Ulzidelger Batjargal Ulzidelger ... Driver
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The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City. Written by Carmen Oberhofer

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Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Trivia

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Quotes

Oldest daughter: Will I be reborn as a person in my next life?
Old Woman: Come here, I'll show you something.
[dropping a palm-full of rice grains onto an upward needle]
Old Woman: [handing the needle to the girl] Tell me when a grain of rice balances on the tip of the needle.
Oldest daughter: [dropping rice onto the needle for a while]
Old Woman: [chuckles]
Oldest daughter: That's impossible!
Old Woman: See, my child? That's how hard it is to be born again as a person. That's why a human life is so valuable.
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beautiful film and music as well
23 September 2006 | by whiteroomSee all my reviews

boring?? yeah, I think some people may feel this way.Perhaps they just watched too many Hollywood films and get used to the pace and storyline. I didn't watch Lassie Come Home so I have no idea what's the similarity between the 2 films. ( I doubt it) But this film is great. I got this film on DVD (Japanese release) and watched it with my mom and sister. We all love it. It's the atmosphere in the film that attracted me.

Yeah,it may not have the strong storyline, however it's the simplicity that makes this film great and touching. By the way, the music in the film is excellent! This film reminds me some of Iranian films regarding children and animals I've watched. They may not live a wealthy life but they do cherish what they have.


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Country:

Germany | Mongolia

Language:

Mongolian

Release Date:

28 July 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cave of the Yellow Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Mongolia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,229, 12 November 2006

Gross USA:

$141,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,447,214
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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