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Cai Xiang Zeng Ren (Actor) | Dan Zhi Ji (Actor) | Tian Zhuang Zhuang (Director)
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Finally available on DVD with English subtitles, The Horse Thief is the third film from acclaimed Fifth Generation director Tian Zhuangzhuang (Blue Kite, The Go Master). After catching international eyes in 1984 with On the Hunting Ground, a documentary-style film about Mongolian minorities, Tian shifted his camera to Tibet, stunningly capturing life and rituals in the Tibetan hinterland. Both a detailed ethnographic study and a cinematic masterpiece, the film meditates on themes of religion, ritual, retribution, and redemption through a simple story and spare dialogue. The stunning photography captures an arresting landscape closed to outside eyes, a world that is as stark and barren as it is beautiful and majestic. Tian's portrayal of the impoverished lives of Tibetans brought the director into brushes with government censors, leading The Horse Thief to be banned in China for many years, though it is now celebrated as one of the most representative works of the Fifth Generation.

Norbu (Tseshang Rigzin) is a deeply religious man whose life is bound by rituals and prayers. However, in order to support his family, he resorts to stealing horses, bringing him into conflict with his faith and his tribe. As retribution for his crimes, Norbu and his family are expelled from the tribe, and must eke out a difficult, isolated existence in the harsh, unforgiving environment. Norbu makes a sacred vow to never steal again, but with the lives of his starving family members at stake, he is again faced with the conflict between faith and survival.

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Product Title: Horse Thief (DVD) (English Subtitled) (China Version) 盜馬賊 (DVD) (中英文字幕) (中國版) 盗马贼 (DVD) (中英文字幕) (中国版) Horse Thief (DVD) (English Subtitled) (China Version) Horse Thief (DVD) (English Subtitled) (China Version)
Artist Name(s): Cai Xiang Zeng Ren (Actor) | Dan Zhi Ji (Actor) 才項增仁 (Actor) | 旦枝姬 (Actor) 才项增仁 (Actor) | 旦枝姬 (Actor) Cai Xiang Zeng Ren (Actor) | Dan Zhi Ji (Actor) Cai Xiang Zeng Ren (Actor) | Dan Zhi Ji (Actor)
Director: Tian Zhuang Zhuang 田壯壯 田壮壮 田壮壮(ティエン・チュアンチュアン) Tian Zhuang Zhuang
Release Date: 2007-12-31
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 83 (mins)
Publisher: Xi Aa Dian Ying Zhi Pian Chang Lu Yin Lu Ying Chu Ban She
Package Weight: 80 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005182257

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  Luobur's little son died of illness. Therefore, he expressed the deep regret for his thieving horse in the "ghost dancing". Later, his second son was born. Nevertheless, by force of live-lihood, he had tothieve horses again. Unfortunately, he was hit to death when he stole horses for the last time.

  The film shows the unique culture of Tibet and the influence that religion has on the modern people as well as the society with the help of the new and rich filmic language and the expre-ssive force of the film image.
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