Films

Mountain Patrol

Director: Lu Chuan

Country:  China

Year of Production:  2004

Tokyo Award Sundance Award

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Synopsis

Based on a true story, this shattering, extraordinary, and critically acclaimed action-adventure epic was among the highlights of the London Film Festival in 2005. Filmed entirely on location in the vast mountain range of the Kekexili, director Lu Chuan battled extreme conditions to bring to the screen this beautifully shot masterpiece of cinematic storytelling. An absolute 'must see' feature.

When Beijing journalist Ga Yu arrives at the mystical camp of the Kekexili Mountain Patrol, he witnesses a Tibetan funeral and a village in mourning. Ga Yu is determined to uncover the real story behind the mysterious disappearance of patrol volunteers, the killing of rare Tibetan antelopes and the rumor that the Mountain Patrol collaborates with the poachers.

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Cast

Starring:  Duo Bujie, Zhang Lei, Qi Liang, Zhao Xueying, Ma Zhanlin

Credits

Director: Lu Chuan

Writer(s):  Lu Chuan

Producers:  Wang Zhongjun

Production Details

Country:  China

Year of Production:  2004

Language:  Mandarin

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  85 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  29th September 2006

Reviews

NIGEL ANDREWS, FINANCIAL TIMES

"awesome... Reality and art merge in the mirage of memorable moviemaking"

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FILM REVIEW

"An astonishing achievement - one that calmly and quietly blows most Hollywood inventions out of the water"

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PHILIP FRENCH, THE OBSERVER

"compelling... awesome... unforgettable... a work of art"

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

"terrific... majestically beautiful and begs to be seen on the big screen"

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DEREK MALCOLM, THE EVENING STANDARD

"An astonishing film... to be cherished... Tremendously impressive"

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DEREK MALCOLM, THE EVENING STANDARD

DAILY MAIL

"there will be few more powerful films made this year"

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