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THE EAGLE HUNTER'S SON (2009)

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• “Powerful and incredibly moving film. Its gentle canal-boat pace proves a very welcome antidote to the bluster of city life.” Time Out UK


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Catalogue No. ACC0182
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723001827
DVD Release Date 19 Nov 2010
Director Rene Bo Hansen
Producer --
Cast Asilbek Badelkhan, Serikbai Khulan
Genre Drama
Rating PG (Mild coarse language)
Run Time 90 mins
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language Mongolian (Optional English Subtitles)
Special Features Stunning Photo Slidshow.
Quotes • “Powerful and incredibly moving film. Its gentle canal-boat pace proves a very welcome antidote to the bluster of city life.” Time Out UK
Awards • WINNER: The Children’s Jury Award , Open Doek Film Festival 2009 • WINNER: Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival 2009, USA • WINNER : CIFEJ Award 12th Olympia Film Festival for Children and Young people 2009, Greece

Synopsis
Twelve-year-old nomad Bazarbai lives in the Altai mountains on the border between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. He is reluctant to follow the family line of highly-skilled eagle handlers and dreams of living in Ulan Bator, a large city that he associates with wealth and glamour. When his brother is given the opportunity to move to the city, Bazarbai’s sense of abandonment is rewarded by a trip to a renowned Eagle Festival. The disappearance of his father’s prized eagle kick-starts a chain of events that lead to a journey of initial temptation and then self-discovery for our young hero. As he pursues the prized eagle, he is forced to confront his position in life and learn the value of loyalty, tradition and heritage. Powerful and moving, The Eagle Hunter’s Son is very much in the tradition of Mongol and The Story of the Weeping Camel which conveys poetry, rough beauty and genuine wisdom that appeals to children and adults in the best sense of substantial, edifying family entertainment.
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