The Story of the Weeping Camel


1h 33m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia, assist in the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white calf. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, co

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Geschichte Vom Weinenden Kamel, Story of the Weeping Camel, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bayerischer Rundfunk; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern
Distribution Company
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENTERTAINMENT/THINKFILM; 20th Century Fox International; Arp; Arthaus (Norway); Dendy Films; Fandango; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; IFA Cinema; Karmafilms (Spain); Les Films De L'Elysee; National Geographic Entertainment; New Line Home Entertainment; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Thinkfilm; Triangelfilm; Ugc International
Location
Mongolia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

A family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia, assist in the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white calf. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, coldly refusing it the milk it needs to survive. In accordance with an ancient ritual, a musician is summoned from a distant village--the calf's last hope.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Geschichte Vom Weinenden Kamel, Story of the Weeping Camel, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bayerischer Rundfunk; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern
Distribution Company
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENTERTAINMENT/THINKFILM; 20th Century Fox International; Arp; Arthaus (Norway); Dendy Films; Fandango; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; IFA Cinema; Karmafilms (Spain); Les Films De L'Elysee; National Geographic Entertainment; New Line Home Entertainment; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Thinkfilm; Triangelfilm; Ugc International
Location
Mongolia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

2004

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

The first ever Mongolian entry for the foreign-language Oscar.

Winner of the 2004 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement (Documentary) by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 8-19, 2004.

Released in United States 2004

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States June 11, 2004

Released in United States on Video January 25, 2005

Released in United States September 2003

Released in United States Summer June 4, 2004

Shown at New Directors/New Films series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 24 - April 4, 2004.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-17, 2005.

Shown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 8-19, 2004.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 2003.

Released in United States 2004 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 24 - April 4, 2004.)

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 8-19, 2004.)

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 6-17, 2005.)

Released in United States on Video January 25, 2005

Released in United States Summer June 4, 2004 (NY)

Released in United States June 11, 2004 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 2003 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 2003.)