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North woodland

In the depth of forest in the picturesque northern mountains of Mongolia, a young woman lives tranquilly with her elderly father. One day an young man suddenly shows up in their ger. It is apparent that the young has been traveling for many days up to near exhaustion without seeing any life-human beings. Three of them begin to understand each other without talking, but only by their eyes.
In the pivotal moments of human life, probably it is not always necessary to talk. When we are living in a total harmony with nature devoid of time pressure, in our most close relations, we don’t need WORDS. The guest and the woman communicate by only exchanging glances yet they comprehend one another perfectly without dropping a word from their mouths. They grow fond of each other and this eventually grows into affection. Initially, the old man was suspicious of the uninvited quest , yet eventually he also becomes fond of the young man, therefore gives him his most precious knife and pipe that were passed down from his ancestors. The old man parts from this earthly life and it is time to bury him. The local policeman who has been searching for a fugitive-prisoner, finds the fugitive refuging at his childhood sweetheart’s ger, and witnessing this the policeman is torn between his professional duty and the happiness of his beloved, whether to arrest or let the fugitive free, who is now his sweetheart’s lover.
The policeman, the woman, and the fugitive understand each other with their glances without talking, and finally the love wins all and the policeman lets the fugitive to escape.

  • Tsogt Dorjsambuu
  • Tsogt Dorjsambuu
  • Tsogt Dorjsambuu
  • Bulgan Chuluunbat
    Key Cast
  • Munkhbayar Sharkhuu
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ар хөвч
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    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    57,770 USD
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  • Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024
Director Biography - Tsogt Dorjsambuu

Tsogt Dorjsambuu was born on 29th March of 1975 in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. He graduated from Fine Art College in 1993 as a cartoonist. Upon graduation he had started working for the Grand National Drama Theater as a stage designer and illustrator. Thereafter he had enrolled at the Mongolian National Cultural University to study film and graduated thereof as a film director.
In his career path, he worked as an animation illustrator at Boroldoi” studio which is one of the earliest and well-known animation studios in Mongolia. From 2000 until 2022 he worked as a director-producer at “Magic” studio and as well as “NTV” television. Now he works as a film director, producer and screenwriter in “National film”studio.
His debut as a film director was a short film named “Whirlwind of leaves” that was released in 1998.

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● “The Execution” feature film 1998.
● “Country of Idiots” feature film co-directed with D.Amar, 2000
● “One, two, three…” feature film, 2009
● “Love of four of us” 20 episodes serie, 2009
● “Rule of game”20 episodes serie, 2011
● “Water runs upwards” 28 episodes serie, 2013
Tele drama:
● “Abnormal woman” TV drama, 2009
● “Secret of Love” TV drama, 2010.
● “As I thought likewise 2009.
Books published:
“Television era 2015
● Honorary worker of culture, 2009.
● Prestigious worker of Mongolian media, 2012
● Best director trophy“Golden falcon” Mongolian Television Association.