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Urga AKA Territory of Love (1991)

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Urga AKA Territory of Love (1991)

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Post by joachimt » June 18th, 2017, 8:10 pm

Film of the Week #181: Urga AKA Territory of Love (1991)

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Gombo is a simple man who lives in the vast grassy fields of China with his wife, two children, and mother. The most interesting aspect of the film is the dragonfly Gombo and his son play with. The son is soon distracted by his mother, a city-girl, squeaking a little toy doll. He runs off and plays with his doll. Later in the film, the boy catches a dragonfly himself and amazes his mother and sister with the awesomeness of nature's toys.

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#231 (+33, #264) Urga (1991, Nikita Mikhalkov) [Close to Eden] - Points: 414.6 Votes: 10 Checks: 289 (IMDb)
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Post by joachimt » June 18th, 2017, 8:11 pm

I guess I've made a mistake in selecting this as a challenge-FotW in this month. I don't see how it would fit the war or Eastern European challenge. Maybe I thought it would fit the Eastern European challenge, when I selected this movie, but apparently it doesn't. Ah well, I'll watch it anyway. Looks interesting.
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Post by mathiasa » June 25th, 2017, 10:51 am

Great movie, great pictures, entertaining and funny. multi-cultural masterpiece. 8.6/10
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Post by Armoreska » June 25th, 2017, 10:58 am

joachimt on Jun 18 2017, 02:10:14 PM wrote:This movie fits the current ? Challenge.
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currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
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and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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