The Horse thief

China, 1986

Film
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Horse Thief is a magnificent saga of survival, filmed on location in Tibet by one of China’s most innovative young directors. The film incorporates images of many of Tibet’s great Buddhist ceremonies and festivals; traditions that were almost eradicated in the “Cultural Revolution”, but which are now again observed as they have been for hundreds of years. The film neither endorses nor attacks Buddhist philosophy, but it does offer the most respectful view of Tibetan culture yet seen in Han Chinese art. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Credits

production company

Xi'an Film Studio

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
China
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35412

Language

Chinese

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tibet (China)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - China

Foreign language films

Places → Tibet (China)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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