Soul on a String

Directed by Yang Zhang
Film Movement
142 Minutes
Drama, Western, Asian
Asian Studies, Religion/Spirituality
Not Rated
DVD $29.95
PPR $200.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00
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After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a slain deer, Taibei, a young Tibetan wanderer, embarks on a mission of redemption in order to bring the divine artifact back to its rightful home, the holy mountain of Buddha. Danger and treachery await at every step, as black market traders and two brothers in search of vengeance stand in his path. Along the way, however, Taibei encounters a motley band of followers that help him on his strange and mystical journey.

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DVD Features

Bonus short: The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf, and The Boy, directed by Oualid Mouaness

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Zhang Yang’s story of one bedraggled loner’s epic spiritual journey, is greatly enhanced by Tibet’s wildly diverse topography and the hard-scrabble peasants’ ability to adapt to the taxing environs. Beyond the movie’s Buddhist underpinnings, however, lie classic Western conceits that rival those of any director of genre fare, including Sergio Leone."
    Gary Dretzka, Movie City News
  • Highest Rating
    "A slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest spread across Tibet's rolling steppes and scorching deserts... "
    Maggie Lee, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "In this panoramic masterpiece, Director Zhang Yang weaves a tale of revenge and destiny across the diverse lands of Tibet, creating a Buddhist Western of epic proportions..."
    Walker MacMurdo, Willamette Week


Awards & Recognition

Best Cinematography
Shanghai International Film Festival
Official Selection
Contemporary World Cinema
Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection
Busan International Film Festival
Official Selection
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

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