The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 102
Fresh: 96 | Rotten: 6
Delightful and strangely moving.
Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 1
Delightful and strangely moving.
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A family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia, assist in the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white calf. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, coldly refusing it the milk it needs to survive. In accordance with an ancient ritual, a musician is summoned from a distant village--the calf's last hope.
Jun 4, 2004 Limited
Jan 25, 2005
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Chances are, if you're susceptible to this movie's gentle charms, you'll weep when the camel does.
The characters are charming, the colours of the carpets in their yurts colourful and the emphasis on family inescapable.
While it isn't always easy to get used to the slower natural rhythms this film celebrates, its cumulative effect is undeniable.
A film of simple rigor and heartfelt emotion.
This quirky docudrama speaks a more universal language: Who does not feel for a child abandoned by his mother?
Un relato extraordinario, revelador de la naturaleza humana (y animal), a medio camino entre el registro documental y el realismo poético.
Beautiful and compassionate tale of nomadic peoples that ranks with the best of Robert Flaherty's documentaries.
Not a lot happens, but it's different and watchable (in a 'day in the life of a nomad... next on the Discovery Channel' sort of way).
As the film unspools at its slow, observational pace, the effect is almost therapeutic, like sinking into a warm bath.
As unique as the title animal: unrushed as a donkey, shaggy as a llama, sturdy as a horse and, it turns out, with a sensitive soft spot for music. Who'd'a thunk?
It's an awe-inspiring vacation that sends us back to our homes with a better sense of the world's mysteries and magnificence.
Maravilhosamente fotografado, este documentário de formato atípico emociona graças à vida simples de seus protagonistas e ao drama de um pequeno camelo branco. Surpreendente.
a quiet, generally absorbing tale that immerses its viewers in a community of camel herders and goat farmers that still puts great stock in ancient legends and rituals.
Like Flaherty's work, the film traverses a narrow line between dramatic staging and the observation of real life in a way that...reveals a unique cultural identity.
A beautiful little film that hovers somewhere between eye-popping documentary and warm-hearted fable.
It's hard to find anything negative to say about such a sweet picture without feeling like a horse's ***.
The film's success rests largely on the shoulders of this engaging clan who, unlike most reality television stars, pays no attention to the cameras.
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