French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they ... See full summary »
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
Tony Ka Fai Leung,
In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.Written by
Based on a novel written by Jiang Rong, the story takes place in Mongolia, with sublime landscapes of the Eurasian steppes and describes the daily life of the natives. One of them will adopt a wolf-cub while the wild wolves regularly ravage either the flocks of sheep or the herds of horses.
It is excellently filmed and the film is similar to a naive and contemplative tale for children.
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