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Eagle Hunter’s Son

Original title
Eagle Hunter’s Son
Year
2009
Running Time
97 min.
Country
 Germany
Director
René Bo Hansen
Screenwriter
René Bo Hansen, Stefan Karlsson, Staffan Julen
Music
Steffen Kaltschmid
Cinematography
Dixie Schmiedle
Cast
Asilbek Badelkhan, Serikbai Khulan, Bazarbai Matei, Mardan Matei
Production Co.
Co-production Germany-Sweden-Denmark; Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg / Stromberg Productions / Eden Film
Genre
Drama. Adventure | Animals. Nature. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
Twelve-year-old Bazarbai is unlike other Nomad boys his age. He dreams of leaving behind the green pastures of his native Western Mongolian province, lured instead by the call of the urban jungle: Ulan Bator. But Bazarbai's father has his own aspirations: One day, the young boy will make him proud by following the famed eagle hunter's own footsteps. When Bazarbai's brother, Khan, is forced to leave home for Ulan Bator, Bazarbai feels deeply hurt and betrayed; he should have been the one sent into the big city. In an attempt to cheer him up, Bazarbai's father takes him to the great Eagle Festival; but the young boy is inconsolable. Suddenly, the prize eagle belonging to Bazarbai's father flies away, scared off by a photographer's bright camera flash. Stricken by fear and remorse that his father's beloved pet might have escaped for good, Bazarbai decides to follow the animal, thus embarking...
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