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Jinpa (2018)

Zhuang si le yi zhi yang (original title)
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On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a truck driver, who has accidentally run over a sheep, chances upon a young man, who is hitching a ride. As they drive ... See full summary »

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Pema Tseden

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Pema Tseden
13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Jinpa
Genden Phuntsok Genden Phuntsok
Sonam Wangmo Sonam Wangmo
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On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a truck driver, who has accidentally run over a sheep, chances upon a young man, who is hitching a ride. As they drive and chat, the truck driver notices that his new friend has a silver dagger strapped to his leg. He comes to understand that his man is out to kill someone, who wronged him earlier in life. As he drops the hitchhiker off at a fork in the road, little does the truck driver realize that their short time together has changed everything, and that their destinies are inexorably intertwined.

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Nice Nothingness
10 November 2020 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Lots of film time spent silently watching a lorry truck driver traverse the flat desolate Northeastern Tibetan plateau; three miles high (15,000 feet). Driver sings to an Italian operatic cassette tape, and pees. Nothing but barren flatness for dozens of miles yet somehow he doesn't see and runs over a lone sheep - huh? Then, middle of nowhere, picks up a person walking along the highway. This person is going to a town to kill the man who killed his dad ten years earlier. Some reviewers mention parallel Universes, but I see no justification for it. Karma is a possibility as killing a sheep is bad. Ending not clear as to whether someone was killed, but, if so, by whom (the driver or the revengeful walker). Or, the killing is just a dream. Or, karma's circle of life is at play we see the driver as the killer enacting the next level. More clarity would have been nice. Note: Adding to the karma possibility we see the same background scene for both men of what looks like the game, Sho. Lots of stray dogs in scenes adds authenticity.


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Country:

China

Language:

Tibetan

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,555,460
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D-Cinema 48kHz Dolby Surround 7.1 | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround 5.1)

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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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1.33 : 1
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