Khyi rgan (Old Dog) (2011)



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The Search writer/director Pema Tseden returns with this deliberate, seriocomic that of the tragedy that unfolds when a Tibetan man sells his cherished Nomad Mastiff following a series of dog thefts, prompting a bitter battle of wills with his headstrong father, who vows to buy the dog back at any cost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Old Dog has the look and feel of a documentary, which adds senses of urgency and immediacy to a tale that moves at a languid, but never boring, pace.

May 14, 2013 | Full Review…

While the rigid framing and wispy plot create an unfortunate inertia, they also magnify the occasional whimsical moment ...

May 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's both a sly piece of ethnography and a social satire that reads like a cosmic joke...right up until its climax makes the chuckle catch in your throat.

May 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Stunning mixture of understated social criticism and minimalism a la Kurismaki.

Jan 4, 2014 | Full Review…

To the eye of the Occidental moviegoer, nothing much goes on. Underneath, however, roils a "cultural genocide" of generational, cultural, social and political upheaval.

May 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Minimalist in its aesthetics and soundtrack, quiet and deliberate in its plot, but nonetheless familiar--endearing and a vital addition to the small but growing Tibetan cinema

May 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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