Mountain patrol

DVD - 2006 | Chinese
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When Beijing journalist Ga Yu arrives in a remote Tibetan village, he immediately finds himself embedded in a relentless manhunt across the barren waste lands of Kekexili. Acting without the Chinese government's approval, this ragtag group of impoverished vigilantes has sworn to capture of kill the poachers responsible for decimating the sacred antelope of Kekexili.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006
ISBN: 9781424815777
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE MOUNT
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (PG-13)(89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Mountain patrol
Notes: Anamorphic widescreen 2.40; enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004


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Sep 13, 2016

This movie seems pretty realistic & made me want to learn more about the Yak Brigade & related stories. Definitely not a Hollywood plot or ending.

Sep 08, 2014

Inspired by true events, this gritty, sometimes brutal film tell the story of a ragtag band of vigilantes combating poachers in a harsh, remote region between Tibet and China. The struggle of the men is set against the beautiful, but imposing landscapes and the needless slaughter of endangered animals, particularly a species of antelope. In Mandarin and Tibetan with English subtitles. Kekexili translates to "Lord of Ten Thousand Mountains." A powerful film for those looking for alternatives to the mainstream.

May 13, 2014

This is a 2004 drama directed by Lu Chuan (陆川) based on a true story, which depicts the struggle between vigilante rangers and bands of poachers
in the remote Tibetan region of Kekexili (Hoh Xil).
The film opens with the summary execution of a patrol member by poachers and then follows, in quasi-documentary style, reporter Ga Yu who
is sent from Beijing to investigate.
In Kekexili he meets Ritai at the Sky burial of the deceased patrol member.
Ritai is the leader of the vigilantes who, despite poverty and the lack of any government support, roam the land to protect the endangered
Tibetan antelope from extinction.
Althought the story advances in a somewhat detached style, the film will involve you emotionally in such a masculine, harsh way of life.
At one point, a member of the patrol gets stuck in a quicksand and dies as if he was trapped in a sand-pit trap.
It is a heart-wrenching and thought-provoking docudrama.

Sep 15, 2012

This is a great film in the domain of environmental protection in the ethinically inhabited regions in China. Such an achievement! 100% recommendation.

Aug 01, 2012

Excellent film based on a true story. Quite brutal though, in a very realistic almost clumsy way that you almost never see in Hollywood. Otherwise, it's a nuanced look at the harsh life of Tibetans but also Chinese people living in a Chinese province ripped out of Tibet.


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