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Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (2005)

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 »

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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
Babbayar Batchuluun Babbayar Batchuluun ... Son
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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

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:

€600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,229, 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,803
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 114668. See more »

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 balance 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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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #3.33 (2006) See more »

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Good foreign language cinema suitable for children
30 October 2006 | by Paul MartinSee all my reviews

Following The Story of the Weeping Camel, this is another instalment or chapter documenting a nomadic culture gradually disappearing in Mongolia. By telling the story from a child's perspective, it is very observational, and captures little details that may seem passé to those within the culture, but fascinating to others.

The cinematography and music are both quietly beautiful, creating a nice atmosphere. There is much warmth in the depiction of family life. The film skilfully avoids sentimentality. Like the just-released Offside, the characters are all non-professionals, adding authenticity.

For what it's worth, my five year old son loved it and gave it 10/10 stars.


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