Close to Eden (Urga) (Territory of Love)
Close to Eden (Urga) (Territory of Love) (1991)

Offering a seldom-seen view of inner Mongolian life, this moving drama provides insight into the effects the encroachment of modernization has had upon the tradition-based lives of the hardy steppe farmers. The tale centers on the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 6, 1993
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Emanuel Levy
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Mikhalkov's beautifully shot tale of the impact of modernization on rural Mongolia was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Interesting slice of life film about a family of Mongolians trying to live their traditional life in spite of Communist edicts.

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