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Urga, Movie, 1991 IMDB

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dsl SX

2013-04-27 00:33

Filmed in Hulun Buir Aimag, Inner Mongolia, China.
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One of the most beautifully photographed films I've ever seen in a fantastic landscape.
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Based on the friendship between a Russian truck driver and a Mongolian shepherd across totally different lives. Extracts on youtube starting at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm4XebWE_3c but a subtitled version is essential. Excellent theme music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_DOuAWz4g . Lovely slightly absurd humour - the family get their first television, but grandma is more fascinated by popping her first bubblewrap:
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Cats for ingo:
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The daughter is a brilliant squeeze-box player and is reading his tattoo of the music
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for "Na sopkah Manchurii" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bo6Gy1A5I0 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Hills_of_Manchuria .

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dsl SX

2013-04-27 01:05

Background vehicles (unless anyone can pull a rabbit out of a hat) with no other/better views:
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(a bus)

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(2 green military jeeps parked together; there's also a red car - possibly FSO Polonez - and a white saloon - Hongki? - parked behind the horses but impossible to get proper unobstructed views)

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(a 124-based Lada or whatever local name)

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Everything else is horses, carts, and pedal bikes. Millions of them.

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ProwlerX US

2013-04-27 04:23

Anything with beautiful cinematography is on my must see list.

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