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Aro Recommended Mountain Patrol


aka: Kekexili
China 2004, 90 minutes
Dir. Chuan Lu
In Mandarin, Tibetan with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama


Aroview: An enthralling eco-thriller which portrays the battle over the endangered Tibetan antelope between poachers and a hard-knit unit of preservationists in a hostile, high-altitude landscape.

A lone reporter (Zhang) travels to the highlands of Tibet and links up with the grizzled commander (Duo) of a ragged band of self-funded paramilitaries who are fighting a losing battle against desperate peasants, gangs armed with machine-guns and the harsh natural environment. Part-funded by National Geographic, the films environmentalist politics are clear enough, but it is to dir. Chuan Li's credit that he nails a visceral and unique sense of place for his suspenseful drama.

NZ International Film Festival 2005

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