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The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)

The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)

Drama

7.3

movie

d, Germany

Mongolian

Lighthearted, Lovely, Slow

2005

Byambasuren Davaa, Female director

Babbayar Batchuluun, Batchuluun Urjindorj, Buyandulam Daramdadi

93 min

Synopsis

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.

Our Take

7.3
Michelle Fries

Vivid, sweeping landscapes surround the simple beauty of a Mongolian family navigating the pressures of globalization while still practicing their traditional nomadic lifestyle. Ostensibly it’s about the charming, captivating relationship that forms between a young girl, Nansal, and a dog that she finds. However, the magic of this slow, enthralling film is that it captures the brilliance of familial relationships and power of culture and stories through this simple backdrop. And it is a simple film; everything you can learn from this film comes through its gentle storytelling that invites you to recognize the beauty and profundity that exists in everyday lives.

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