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THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG

by Byambasuren Davaa

synopsis

Nansal, a young six year old girl, is the oldest in a family of nomads in the North of Mongolia. One day, she brings home an abandoned dog, but her father thinks that it will bring the family bad luck and wants to get rid of it. Nansal tries to hide the dog, but on the day that her family moves, she is forced to abandon it. It is only when Nansal's father discovers that his last born, a baby a few months old, was saved by a dog of the Nansal, that he finally accepts the animal as part of the family.

international title: The Cave of the Yellow Dog
original title: Die Höhle des gelben Hundes
country: Germany, Mongolia
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Byambasuren Davaa
film run: 93'
release date: DE 28/07/2005, AT 26/08/2005, FR 01/02/2006, BE 22/03/2006, IT 28/04/2006
screenplay: Byambasuren Davaa
cast: Urjindorj Batchuluun, Buyandulam Daramdadi Batchuluun, Batbayar Batchuluun, Nansal Batchuluun, Nansalmaa Batchuluun, Tserenpuntsag Ish
cinematography by: Daniel Schönauer
film editing: Sarah Clara Weber
music: Dagvan Ganpurev
producer: Stephan Schesch
production: Schesch Filmproduktion, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
distributor: X Verleih, Filmladen, ARP Sélection, BIM Distribuzione
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