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The Cave of the Yellow Dog

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Original title
Die Hoehle des gelben Hundes (The Cave of the Yellow Dog)
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Byambasuren Davaa, Abel Cantou, Michael P. Greco (Tale: Gantuya Lhavga)
Music
Dagvan Ganpurev
Cinematography
Daniel Schoenauer
Cast
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Producer
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München / Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien / FilmFernsehFonds Bayern / Filmförderungsanstalt / Lüthje Schneider Hörl Film / Schesch Filmproduktion / Telepool
Genre
Drama. Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
One day while gathering wood for her mother in a field near home, Nansal, the eldest daughter of a Mongolian nomad family, finds a puppy. Falling for the little dog when she takes it home, her father declares his fear that it may be the descendent of wolves and bring them back luck, ordering her to get rid of it immediately. But Nansal keeps the dog despite her father?s instructions. When the time comes for the nomads to move on, the family leaves the dog tied to a post. However, it demonstrates the importance it places on the family by protecting Nansal?s little brother from a flock of vultures. From then on, the father finally accepts Zochor as part of the family.
Awards
2005: German Film Awards: Outstanding Children or Youth Film
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