Batzul Khayankhyarvaa
Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth Cast: Batzul Khayankhyarvaa
Batzul Khayankhyarvaa
, Tsetsegee Byamba
Tsetsegee Byamba
Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth,




Belgian documentarian Peter Brosens and American director Jessica Woodworth collaborated on this unusual story of a simple man who learns that the fates have something special planned for him. Bagi (Batzul Khayankhyarvaa) lives in modern-day Mongolia, but his existence is little different than that of his forefathers; he raises cattle and sheep on the rugged plains, lives in a yurt, and shares his humble home with his mother (Dugursuren Dagvador) and grandfather (Damchaa Banzar). Bagi is given to severe epileptic seizures, and when one of them causes him to pass out and he doesn't awake, his family calls on a shaman (Tserendarizav Dashnyam), who is able to reach him in the dream world and bring him back to life. However, during her journey, the shaman discovers that Bagi has untapped mystical powers, and that it's his destiny to become a shaman himself. As Bagi and his family decide what to make of this, a fleet of Army vehicles arrives, with officials informing them that, due to widespread livestock disease, they must confiscate their animals and relocate Bagi and his relatives to the city. As Bagi makes his way to his new life, he encounters Zolzaya (Tsetsegee Byamba), a lovely dancer who supports herself by stealing coal, and with her help he discovers his true path in life. Khadak received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
UPC: 0880215105291
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Lifesize Ent
Time: 1:41:00

Special Features

Making of featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Batzul Khayankhyarvaa Bagi
Tsetsegee Byamba Zolzaya
Damchaa Banzar Grandfather
Tserendarizav Dashnyam Shamaness
Dugarsuren Dagvadorj Actor
Uuriintuya Enkhtaivan Actor
Bat-Erdene Damdinsuren Actor

Technical Credits
Peter Brosens Director,Screenwriter
Jessica Woodworth Director,Screenwriter
Pepijn Aben Sound/Sound Designer
Agi Ariunasaichan Dawaachu Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Arnout André De la Porte Asst. Director
Heino Deckert Producer
Christian Fennesz Score Composer
Dominique Lawalree Score Composer
Rimvydas Leipus Cinematographer
Nico Leunen Editor
Rik Meier Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Schopping Score Composer,Sound/Sound Designer
Altan Urag Score Composer
Wilfried van Baelen Sound Mixer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Khadak
1. Chapter 1 [7:42]
2. Chapter 2 [9:07]
3. Chapter 3 [9:55]
4. Chapter 4 [8:32]
5. Chapter 5 [8:28]
6. Chapter 6 [10:49]
7. Chapter 7 [9:37]
8. Chapter 8 [8:05]
9. Chapter 9 [9:29]
10. Chapter 10 [9:48]
11. Chapter 11 [8:34]
12. Chapter 12 [3:24]

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