Close to Eden Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Close to Eden the Movie

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A peasant couple living in inner Mongolia with their three children are prevented by strict Chinese law from having a fourth. The husband sets out from his village to obtain birth control from the nearby town. While on his way, the farmer (Bayaertu) saves a Russian truck driver (Gostukhin) after he drives into a lake. Sergei is introduced to another way of life when he's taken home by his rescuer to meet the family and becomes accustomed to the tranquility of farm life in the rural Mongolian steppe. Essentially a story about the changes modern civilization can bring to a rural way of life. Filmed in Mongolia. In Russian with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 109 minutes.
Originally from Russian.

Cast and Crew

Family Ties
Rustam Ibragimbekov
Baoyinhexige, Badema, Nikita Mikhalkov
Nikita Mikhalkov
Eduard Artemyev
Miramax Films


Venice Film Fest. 1991: Film.

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