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Close to Eden

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Running time
118 min.
Soviet Union  (USSR) Soviet Union (USSR)
Nikita Mikhalkov, Rustam Ibragimbekov
Eduard Artemyev
Vilen Kaluta
Co-production Soviet Union (USSR)-France; Caméra One, Hachette Première et Cie, Studio Trite, UGC Images, CNC
Drama | Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
Gombo is a simple man who lives in the vast grassy fields of China with his wife, two children, and mother. The most interesting aspect of the film is the dragonfly Gombo and his son play with. The son is soon distracted by his mother, a city-girl, squeaking a little toy doll. He runs off and plays with his doll. Later in the film, the boy catches a dragonfly himself and amazes his mother and sister with the awesomeness of nature's toys.
1992: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1992: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1992: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1992: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1992: 2 Awards in el Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion, Award OCIC
1993: European Film Awards: Best Film
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