Close to Eden (Urga) (Territory of Love)
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Close to Eden (Urga) (Territory of Love)
Veteran Russian writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the impact of modern civilization on an idyllic part of Mongolia won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. A farmer (Bayyartu) and his wife, who live in a rural part of Inner Mongolia, have three children. Chinese population control policies prevent them from having any more. The farmer sets out for the nearest town to obtain birth control. He comes upon a Russian truck driver (Vladimir Gostyukhin) who has ended up in a lake. The farmer takes the man back to his farm,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"The kind of movie that has no reason for existence, except to keep the viewer bemused. It does that with such sly charm that when it's over, you don't even think to ask why it was made. You're simply pleased that it was."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Mikhalkov's beautifully shot tale of the impact of modernization on rural Mongolia was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Interesting slice of life film about a family of Mongolians trying to live their traditional life in spite of Communist edicts."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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