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Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
     

Mountain Patrol: Kekexili

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Director: Lu Chuan

Cast: Duobuji, Zhang Lei, Qi Liang

 
Filmmaker Lu Chuan, who wrote and directed The Missing Gun, traveled to the remote border of China, Tibet, and Uygur, to make his next feature, Kekexili. Lu based the film on a true story about a reporter from Beijing, Ga Yu (Qi Liang), who traveled to the barren, frigid, high altitude region of the movie's title. Ga Yu had heard about volunteer patrols

Overview

Filmmaker Lu Chuan, who wrote and directed The Missing Gun, traveled to the remote border of China, Tibet, and Uygur, to make his next feature, Kekexili. Lu based the film on a true story about a reporter from Beijing, Ga Yu (Qi Liang), who traveled to the barren, frigid, high altitude region of the movie's title. Ga Yu had heard about volunteer patrols that were trying to protect the endangered Tibetan antelope from the poachers who were selling their pelts to be made into expensive, fashionable shawls. The cold-blooded murder of one of the patrol members at the hands of the well-armed poachers draws Ga Yu to a small village, where the leader of the patrol unit, Ritai (Tibetan actor Duobuji), agrees to take him out on a patrol, in the hopes that a story in the paper will spur the Chinese government to take stronger action to protect the animals. Ritai is determined to find the gunman responsible for slaughtering the animals, and for killing his comrade. His determination gradually becomes a deadly obsession. Lu shot his movie on location under dangerous conditions, with a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors. Though the film is from Mainland China, it won Hong Kong's Golden Horse Awards for Best Cinematography (Cao Yu) and Best Picture. It was also shown by Subway Cinema as part of the 2005 New York Asian Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
UPC:
0043396149250
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:29:00

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Closed Caption; Previews

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
1. Start [3:38]
2. Qinghai [4:00]
3. Gayu Meets Ritai [1:37]
4. Yangjin [2:23]
5. Novermber 1st, 1996 [4:29]
6. Day 2: Budong Springs Conservation Station [3:00]
7. Day 3: Zhuonai Lake [1:51]
8. Burning the Remains [2:44]
9. Day 5: Yak Valley [3:41]
10. Day 7: Cumar River [3:02]
11. "Talk!" [3:31]
12. Buried Pelts [2:05]
13. Skinners [1:53]
14. On the Ice [2:56]
15. Day 9 [3:44]
16. Thin Air [4:28]
17. "Sell the Pelts." [2:57]
18. May God Be With You." [2:33]
19. Day 10: Bugedaban Peak [2:28]
20. Day 12 [3:39]
21. Lengxue's Loan [3:10]
22. Snow [2:31]
23. Pure Hearts [2:55]
24. Past Histories [3:44]
25. Quicksand [3:12]
26. Day 17 [2:42]
27. End of the Hunt [5:30]
28. Homecoming [4:38]

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Mountain Patrol: Kekexili 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this at a film festival last year and I could not believe how amazing it is.. the plight of the patrol battling the antelope poachers and nature was something I was not ready for, culminating in an unreal conclusion.