Be ready for ruthless Kekexili

Mountain Patrol is a film inspired by a true story and remarkable mission surrounding the illegal Tibetan antelope poaching in the region of Kekexili, the largest nature reserve in China. Set against the exquisite backdrop of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, director Lu Chuan tells the tale of Tibetans who face death and starvation to save the endangered antelope herds from a band of ruthless hunters. Filmed on the actual locations, it is a grand mix of fatalistic Western and ravishing documentary. If your image of Tibet is one of praying, peace-loving monks, here’s your cure. Brought to the screen with great, poetic details, white-knuckle tension and Hemingway machoism. Remember his name: Lu chuan, one of my favourites of the new Chinese cinema.
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  1. Pingback: If your image of Tibet is one of praying, peace-loving monks, here’s your cure. | Julie O'Yang Novelist | visual artist @julieoyang.com

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