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Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.

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Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (as Jessica Hope Woodworth)

Writers:

Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (screenplay) (as Jessica Hope Woodworth)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Batzul Khayankhyarvaa Batzul Khayankhyarvaa ... Bagi
Tsetsegee Byamba Tsetsegee Byamba ... Zolzaya
Banzar Damchaa Banzar Damchaa ... Grandfather
Tserendarizav Dashnyam Tserendarizav Dashnyam ... Shamaness
Dugarsuren Dagvadorj Dugarsuren Dagvadorj ... Mother
Uuriintuya Enkhtaivan Uuriintuya Enkhtaivan ... Naraa
Otgontogos Namsrai Otgontogos Namsrai ... Doctor
Gereisukh Otgon Gereisukh Otgon ... Nurse
Bat-Erdene Damdinsuren Bat-Erdene Damdinsuren ... Zolzaya's Brother
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Storyline

Magical realism, epilepsy, and the steppes of Mongolia. A pilot dies. His son Bagi, who, like his father, has epilepsy, grows up on the steppes, herding sheep, subject to fits. A plague among the animals forces the family off their land to a city where Bagi gets a mining job. His seizures become more frequent and bring visions in this wasteland of strip mining, factories, and rubble. He falls in with a troupe of student performers after saving the life of one of their number. As the crisis of his people deepens - herders without flocks - Bagi uses the visions to seek direction. Can he save his people, and can he find love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Belgium | Germany | Netherlands

Language:

Mongolian

Release Date:

21 February 2007 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Khadak - Die Farbe des Himmels See more »

Filming Locations:

Mongolia

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,983, 14 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,983, 14 October 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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In the shots where the Shamaness is smashing the liquor bottles on the ground, several of them bounce, or just break into a few pieces, but the sound effect is still that of a bottle shattering to bits. See more »

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Moving, brutal and beautiful
9 March 2007 | by lyubozarSee all my reviews

I'd like to share my positive impressions from this movie. I've just seen it on Sofia Film Festival and I find it truly amazing. It deals with some topics about life and humanity in totalitarian Soviet-dominated societies - in a way that is both just and powerful. Being a Bulgarian that have witnessed totalitarian rule's disregard for the human individual - I find this movie a powerful reminder of how vital yet fragile our relations to nature and traditions are. Acting is brilliant - especially the lead character. There is a well done balance of landscape, color and contrast that make this movie visually outstanding. What did put me off a bit - and made me reduce my vote to a 8/10 mark - were a couple of scenes at the end of the movie that, though meaningful and powerful, do brake the overall balanced and well-programmed dynamics of the whole movie - and i think that if they were cut out - it would only have improved and boosted this movie's basic messages to the viewer... I find this line in the synopsis "animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism" irrelevant, misleading and diminishing authors' main ideas... Overall - a great movie...


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