Khadak (2007)

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Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, "Khadak" tells the epic story of Bagi, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Banzar Damchaa
as Grandfather
Bat-Erdene Damdinsuren
as Zolzaya's Brother
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Critic Reviews for Khadak

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
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There's an eerie, magical quality to the political and symbolist fable embedded in Khadak, a visually beautiful film about disappearing nomadic culture on the harsh steppes of Mongolia.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Seattle Times
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It gorgeously recalls Fellini and Koyaanisqatsi and hauntingly pits ancient tradition against science, oppression and industrial rot.

Full Review… | October 18, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Khadak is beautifully filmed and energetically acted, with standout performances by newcomer Tsetsegee Byamba as Zolzaya and Batzu Khayankhyarvaa as Bagi.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
New York Post
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Even when their picture wanders from any reasonable path, it's never less than stunning to look at.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Khadak

I REALLY wanted to like this, however, it is the slowest-moving film I have ever seen, and there is almost zero dialogue. I found it impossible to understand the story-line, such as it was. Naturally, the critics here all would love this, but I doubt many viewers will have this much patience. Looking forward to another film from Mongolia....

Frances Ann Ade
Frances Ann Ade

(****): Thumbs Up A beautiful and almost hypnotic minimalist film. This would make a great half of a double feature with the film Tulpan (2009).

TTT C
TTT C

very very beautiful. slow-moving and not a lot of special effects; a good story and well-presented. I would like to see this movie again.

Violet Hopper
Violet Hopper

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