Fiction film / Germany – Belgium – Netherlands / 2006 / 105’

  • Author:Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
  • Director:Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
  • DOP:Rimvydas Leipus
  • Editor:Nico Leunen
  • Distribution:Farbfilm
  • World Sales:Telepool
  • Festivals:La Biennale di Venezia / Venice Days 2006 (LION OF THE FUTURE for Best Debut Feature Film), Toronto IFF 2006, Sundance 2007, Mar del Plata IFF 2007

Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, KHADAK tells the epic story of Bagi, a young nomad confronted with his destiny to become a shaman. A plague strikes the animals and the nomads are forcibly relocated to desolate mining towns. Bagi saves the life of a beautiful coal thief, Zolzaya, and together they reveal the plague was a lie fabricated to eradicate nomadism. A sublime revolution ensues. fiction in co-production with Bo Films, Lemming Film, Cinepartners Belgium II and ZDF in association with arte. Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (BE), Nederlands Fonds voor de Film and Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique et les télédistributeurs wallons (BE).