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Tuya’s Marriage

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Tuya, hardworking and hardheaded, is a Mongolian desert herder who refuses to be settled in a town in accordance with the new industrialization policy. She is kept busy with two kids, a disabled husband and 100 sheep to care for, but one day she hurts her back. The only way for the family to survive is for her to divorce her husband on paper and look for a new spouse who can take care of the whole family. A series of suitors lines up, but it’s not easy to find a man who fits the bill. This warm, endearing tale, featuring stunning cinematography, won the top prize at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"Wickedly suspenseful!"

San Francisco Chronicle

Winner! Berlin International Film Festival 2007 - Golden Bear

Winner! Chicago International Film Festival 2007 - Best Actress, Yu Nan

Cast & Crew
  • Tuya : Yu Nan
  • Bater : Bater
  • Baolier : Baolier
  • Senge : Senge
  • Zhaya : Zhaya
  • Director : Wang Quan An
  • Screenplay : Wang Quan An and Lu Wei
  • Producer : Yan Ju Gang
  • Cinematography : Lutz Reitemeier
  • Production Designer : Wei Tao
  • Sound : Jiang Peng
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2006
  • Release Date : September 21, 2006
  • Countries of Production : China
  • Languages : Mandarin
  • Running Time : 96 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated