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Mongolian Ping Pong (2005)

Lü cao di (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 August 2006 (Netherlands)
Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent ... See full summary »

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Hao Ning

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Hao Ning

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hurichabilike Hurichabilike ... Bilike
Dawa Dawa ... Dawa
Geliban Geliban ... Ergoutan
Badema Badema ... Bilike's Mother
Yidexinnaribu Yidexinnaribu ... Bilike's Father
Jinlaowu Jinlaowu ... Siriguleng
Wurina Wurina ... Bilike's Elder Sister
Buhebilike Buhebilike ... Dawa's Father
Sarengaowa Sarengaowa ... Dawa's Mother
Dugema Dugema ... Bilike's Grandmother
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Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the days of Genghis Kahn. But life in the middle of nowhere can be exciting for a young boy. The smallest of details become big events for curious Bilike and his best friends Erguotou and Dawa. The mystery of the small white ball floating in the creek leads to questions about the world around them, as well as innocent mischief. Bilike's grandmother says the ball is a glowing pearl from heaven. But the boys are sceptical after waiting all night outdoors for the ball to light up. Since nobody has an idea about the odd white object, they trek to the faraway monastery to consult the wise lamas. But even the grasslands' most knowledgeable inhabitants are stumped. While watching the new TV-set Dawa's father has won, the boys learn about pingpong. They are excited to hear ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

China

Language:

Mongolian

Release Date:

3 August 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Mongolian Ping Pong See more »

Filming Locations:

Inner Mongolia, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,252, 23 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,223, 4 February 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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what a piece of ***
13 September 2006 | by AuntyGSee all my reviews

I went to this movie with school today. But pff, what a piece of crap! I don't understand why this movie is rated a 6.5 !?! Way overrated!

No storyline, no action, no drama, no nothing. I think they don't even had a budget for this film.

The boy, finds a ball, floating down the river, but he never saw that before. After two hours the boy finds out that a ping-p0ng-ball isn't a holy egg. But before that; he licked the ball first and then he urinated on it. (?)

note: Strange thing is that the plot line says: the family has no electricity. But there is a part in the movie showing a TV. There is also a little boy on a scooter. (But how does he tank his gas?) The movie isn't correct.

Please don't waste your time!


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