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4.3
249 Ratings

The Cave of the Yellow Dog

Die Höhle des gelben Hundes

Directed by Byambasuren Davaa
Mongolia, 2005
Drama
  • Mongolian
  • English

Synopsis

The Cave of the Yellow Dog tells the story of the age-old bond between man and dog, a bond which experiences a new twist through the eternal cycle of reincarnation in Mongolia.

Our take

Stripping film to its bare essentials, The Cave of the Yellow Dog is a journey through the wilderness and a story that finds resonance in the cycle of life. Peopled with a cast of non-professionals, it’s a triumph of elegant simplicity, and its country’s official submission to the 2005 Oscars.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Palm Dog

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2005 | 2 special mentions including: SIGNIS Award

Bratislava International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Grand Prix

Munich Film Festival

2005 | 2 wins including: Audience Award

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