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Mountain Patrol (15)

Director: Lu Chuan
Starring: Duo Bujie, Zhang Lei, Qi Lang
China, 2004, 1 hour 35 minutes, subtitles

Set high up in the Himalayas, and based on real-life incidents in the 1990s when poachers reduced the Tibetan antelope population from a million strong to a few thousand, this is an awesomely beautiful 'Tibetan Western'. The Mountain Patrol is a band of unpaid, ill-equipped local men who take on the dangerous task of tackling the poachers. An epic tale of men battling against the elements, filmed with a non-professional cast in the most adverse conditions, this gripping tale gives you a taste of the Tibetan wilderness like no other film ever made.

"one of the movie discoveries of the year" Sunday Telegraph

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