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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Also known as 'Urga', Mikhalkov's film depicts two worlds that couldn't be further apart, two men who will befriend each other in spite of their cultural differences, and also the slow, sad but ineluctable disappearance of one world in favour of modern 'progress'. Deeply moving, with breathtaking landscapes.