Tuya de hun shi (Tuya's Marriage)
Tuya de hun shi (Tuya's Marriage) (2006)

A reserved Mongolian bride diagnosed with a debilitating back injury enters into an unusual agreement with her disabled husband in Lunar Eclipse director Wang Quan'an's Golden Berlin Bear-winning entry into the 2006 Berlin… More

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Release Date: October 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The breathtaking landscapes of Inner Mongolia are a powerful backdrop for this quietly intense, dryly comical film.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

This 2006 drama is refreshing not only for its gentle comic touches but for director Wang Quanan's refusal to sentimentalize China's vanishing nomadic culture: life is harsh and no one's a saint, including his outspoken heroine.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Director Wang Quan'an shows us a China of contrasts and in transition, where a life of traditional farming is harder than ever to sustain while life in the nearest city includes nice hotels, decent health care and good schools.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

An authentic Mongolian romantic comedy, perhaps the first.

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Derek Elley
Variety

Made with a scrupulous attention to the slow-moving realities of grasslands life but lacking in dramatic heft.

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Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail

For those who are still reeling from the forced exuberance of Mamma Mia! but have room for one more film about a woman with multiple suitors, may I recommend Tuya's Marriage?

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Nan Yu's work as the titular character and Sen'ge's performance as her nemesis/potential partner carry the film through some of the narrative rough patches

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

[Yu Nan] owns the role of Tuya, delivering a wide-ranging performance that might be called 'star-making' if she didn't already suggest the confidence of an established star.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

A strong addition to the burgeoning canon of China's so-called Sixth Generation filmmakers.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Inspired to capture the ebbing traditions of his mother's Mongolian heritage, director pays touching tribute to a strong woman who finally has no choice but to cry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Tuya's Marriage," Tuya(Yu Nan) not only has to take care of her crippled husband, Bater(Bater), and their two children,… More
Leo L
An interesting movie that centralizes around the life of a hard-working woman who struggles to uphold her home as well as her family.