The Leading Wrestler Garuda
by Buntar Jamiyan
Director: Buntar Jamiyan
Script: D. Khishigt, S. Surenjav
Cinematographer: Mash G.
Cast: Batdorj D., Atlangerel D., Magsarjav B., Damdinbazar R., Uranchimeg O., Orkhonselenge B., Dashzeveg D
Production: Mongol Kino
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35 mm, Colour, 93 min,
OV Mongolian with French Subtitles
The story happens in the 19th century. Young Dalaï Tseren is gifted with a prodigious strength and wants to learn traditional Mongol wrestling. He wanders in the country, searching for a master. By chance, he meets Ochin Zaan, a famous wrestler, who agrees to teach him. Soon, Dalaï Tseren is given recognition. During Naadam, the festival of wrestling, he falls in love with beautiful Udval, the daughter of a nobleman. Their love seems impossible as the young woman is engaged with a rich lord...
The Leading Wrestler Garuda shows the links binding Mongol people to their traditions. J. Buntar successfully recreates pre-revolution times.