Cave of the Yellow Dog

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A sparse, hauntingly beautiful journey across continents and cultures.

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Nansal (Nansal Batchuluun), the oldest daughter of a nomadic Mongolian family, finds a small dog and names him Zochor. Her father refuses to let her keep it, believing it will bring the family bad luck and lead wolves to their sheep. Nansal decides to defy her father by hiding her four-legged friend but as winter approaches and the family prepares to move camps, Zochor is tied to a post by Nansal's father. He is forced to reconsider after the dog protects their youngest child from vultures.

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Critic Reviews for The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Hohle des gelben Hundes)

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Audience Reviews for The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Hohle des gelben Hundes)

  • Jul 21, 2012
    Truly endearing, that's all I need to say.
    Saskia D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2010
    Yes, this certainly is one beautifully done flilm. Yes, those children were unbelievably adorable. And yes, the scenery is magnificant. But...I almost fell asleep a few times. It is very. very slow moving and uneventful. The family seems so perfect, so free and untroubled in their Central Asian Eden that they seem like bit players in a propaganda piece with very little message. All of which is not to say it's a lousy movie. Just don't expect much grit or drama.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2009
    One summer in the life of a young Mongolian girl and her family. Director Byambasuren Davaa effectively accentuates the drama of daily routine, giving the entire film a National Geographic aura.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2008
    To enjoy this movie, you would have had to live outside the US for a period of time, most Americans couln't grasp it. A Foregin Film, all unknown actors, Children might enjoy it.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer

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