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Jinpa (2018)

Zhuang si le yi zhi yang (original title)
On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a truck driver, who has accidentally run over a sheep, chances upon a young man, who is hitching a ride. As they drive ... See full summary »

Director:

Pema Tseden

Writer:

Pema Tseden
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Jinpa Jinpa
Genden Phuntsok Genden Phuntsok
Sonam Wangmo Sonam Wangmo
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On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a truck driver, who has accidentally run over a sheep, chances upon a young man, who is hitching a ride. As they drive and chat, the truck driver notices that his new friend has a silver dagger strapped to his leg. He comes to understand that his man is out to kill someone, who wronged him earlier in life. As he drops the hitchhiker off at a fork in the road, little does the truck driver realize that their short time together has changed everything, and that their destinies are inexorably intertwined.

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Country:

China

Language:

Tibetan

Release Date:

11 July 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Jinpa See more »

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Jet Tone Films See more »
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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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1.33 : 1
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Quiet, dreamlike
12 September 2018 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

Tibetan writer-director Pema Tseden's fifth feature film, "Jinpa" (2018), tells the story of a lorry driver on the windswept, deserted, frozen Tibetan plains, as he meets a mysterious stranger set to avenge his father's death. Quiet, dreamlike.


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