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KHADAK

KHADAK
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Set in the frozen steppelands of Mongolia, KHADAK tells the mythical story of Bagi, a 17-year-old shepherd faced with his destiny of becoming a shaman. When a plague hits the land, all the animals are killed and the nomads are forcibly relocated to mining towns. Bagi subsequently discovers that the plague was a lie to eradicate nomadism. With the help of Zolzaya, a beautiful young coal thief, he provokes a revolution.
Genre Drama, Love Story, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Directors Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Screenplay Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Cinematography Rimvydas Leipus
Nico Leunen
Dominique Lawalrée, Altan Urag, Michel Schoepping
Agi Dawaachu
Cast Namsrai Otgontogos, Enkhtaivan Uuriintuya, Dashnyam Tserendarizav, Banzar Damchaa, Byamba Tsetsegee, Dagvadorj Dugarsuren, Khayankhyarvaa Batzul
Producer Heino Deckert
Production Company ma.ja.de. Fiction, in co-production with Bo Films/Brussels, Lemming Film, Cinepartners Belgium II/Brussels, ZDF, ARTE
Length 104 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Mongolian
Subtitled Versions Dutch, English, French, German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Venice 2006 (Venice Days), Toronto 2006, Hof 2006, Thessaloniki 2006, Sundance 2007, Sofia 2007, Mar del Plata 2007 (In Competition), Istanbul 2007, Philadelphia 2007, Seattle 2007, Vancouver 2007, Warsaw 2007
Awards Best Script Award Masterschool Script Berlin 2004, Luigi de Laurentiis Award Venice 2006, Special Mention Toronto 2006
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté francaise de Belgique et les télédistributeurs wallons
German Distributor ma.ja.de. Fiction

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