Kekexili: Directed by Chuan Lu. With Duobujie, Lei Zhang, Dao Qi, Xueying Zhao. A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.
“u0026#39;Kekexiliu0026#39; was completely different from what I expected. Well, honestly speaking, I didnu0026#39;t know what to expect so my expectation was built up from the Chinese movies Iu0026#39;d already seen and looking at the poster, I thought it was an action movie…but i was pleasantly surprised.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is one of the few movies today that show how simple film-making stands out. Technically speaking, special effects werenu0026#39;t overdone, background score was kept to a minimum, no unnecessary subplot and it sticks to the point.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTo sum up the plot, u0026#39;Kekexiliu0026#39; is about a group of patrols who are in search of poachers. We are briefly introduced into the lives of the penniless patrols, how passionate they are about protecting the endangered antelopes, their selfless deeds and sacrifice (yes, even their lives) and their strength and courage.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eChuan Luu0026#39;s direction is outstanding and he remarkably tells us this sensitive story. The actors breathe into their characters, making you forget that they are actors. Cinematography is fantastic and we also get the feel that the climate (snow, wind etc), the haunting mountains and the city are characters themselves.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBeing an animal lover myself, I was very moved by u0026#39;Kekexiliu0026#39; as a felt for all the characters and their passion and courage really touched me. However, I wouldnu0026#39;t say this is only restricted to animal lovers because u0026#39;Kekexiliu0026#39;s about selflessly fighting with courage, honour and passion (without giving up) for something you believe in because the effort will not go in vain.”