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213 Ratings

Close to Eden


Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Soviet Union, France, 1991


The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. A Russian truck driver, Serguei, gets stuck with his truck nearby. The cultural gap between Gombo and Serguie seems invincible. But maybe they can learn a few things from each other?

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Close to Eden Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1991 | 2 wins including: OCIC Award

Academy Awards

1993 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Independent Spirit Awards

1993 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

César Awards

1992 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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