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Title Khyi rgan: Lao gou = Old dog [Hoopla electronic resource] / Himalay Audio & Visual Culture Communication Co. Ltd. ; presenters, Sangye Gyamtso, Pema Tseden ; producer ; Sangye Gyamtso ; directing and script, Pema Tseden.

Imprint [United States] : Icarus Films : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 88 min.)) : sd., col.
Series East Asian film collection. NNC
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Credits Directed by Pema Tseden.
Cast Yanbum Gyal, Drolma Kyab, Lochey, Tamdrin Tso.
Summary A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price. The Tibetan nomad mastiff is an exotic prize dog in China, fetching as much as millions of dollars from wealthy Chinese. When a young man notices several thefts of mastiffs from Tibetan farm families, he decides to sell his family's dog before it is stolen and sold on the black market. His father, an aging Tibetan herder, is furious when he discovers their dog missing. When the father seeks to buy the dog back, it leads to a series of tragicomic events that threaten to tear the family apart, while showing the erosion of Tibetan culture under the pressures of contemporary society. Pema Tseden (THE SILENT HOLY STORIES, THE SEARCH) is the leading filmmaker of a newly emerging Tibetan cinema and the first director in China to film his movies entirely in the Tibetan language. His third feature OLD DOG is both a humorous and tragic allegory and a sober depiction of life among the impoverished rural Tibetan community.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Tibetan mastiff -- Drama.
Rural families -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Drama.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Rural conditions -- Drama.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Added Author Pad-ma-tshe-brtan, 1969- screenwriter, film director.
Sangye Gyamtso film producer
Yanbum Gyal actor
Drolma Kyab actor
Lochey actor
Tamdrin Tso actor
hoopla digital.
Added Title Lao gou
OId dog
Music No. MWT11488287
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