The Cave of the Yellow Dog

  • Studio: Tartan
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2006
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

Summary: A Mongolian nomad family find themselves in disagreement when the oldest daughter, Nansal, finds a dog and brings it home. Believing that it is responsible for attacking his sheep, her father refuses to allow her to keep it. When it's time for the family to move on, Nansal must decide whether to defy her father and take her new friend with them. Oscar-nominated director Byambasuren’s follow up to the hugely successful "The Story of the Weeping Camel" is a thought provoking mix of documentary and drama that tells the story of the age-old bond between man and dog, a bond which experiences a new twist through the eternal cycle of reincarnation in Mongolia. (Tartan Films)

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Runtime: 93 min
Production: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Language: Mongolian
Home Release Date: Feb 13, 2007
Director Credit
Byambasuren Davaa Director
Writer Credit
Byambasuren Davaa Writer
Michael P. Greco Writer
Cast Credit
Babbayar Batchuluun Son
Batchuluun Urjindorj Father
Batjargal Ulzidelger Driver
Battur Lhamsuren Second Hunter
Buyandulam Daramdadi Mother
Nansal Batchuluun Oldest Daughter
Nansalmaa Batchuluun Youngest Daughter
Scharav Sumiya First Hunter
Tserenpuntsag Ish Older Woman
Producer Credit
Byambasuren Davaa Producer
Florian Schneider Executive Producer
Maren Lüthje Executive Producer
Natalie Lambsdorff Line Producer
Stephan Schesch Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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