USSR / France, 1991, 120mn 
Colour, fiction
Territory of Love / Close to Eden
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Russian subtitle : территория любви (Le Territoire de l'amour)
Directed by : Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ)
Writing credits : Rustam IBRAGIMBEKOV (Рустам ИБРАГИМБЕКОВ), Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ)
Badema BAYARTU (Бадема БАЙЯРТУ) ...Gombo
Vladimir GOSTIUKHIN (Владимир ГОСТЮХИН) ...Serguei
Larisa KUZNETSOVA (Лариса КУЗНЕЦОВА) ...Marina, épouse de Serguei
Cinematography : Vilen KALYUTA (Вилен КАЛЮТА)
Production design : Aleksey LEVCHENKO (Алексей ЛЕВЧЕНКО)
Music : Eduard ARTEMIEV (Эдуард АРТЕМЬЕВ)
Produced by : Leonid VERESHCHAGIN (Леонид ВЕРЕЩАГИН)
Production : Trite, Camera One/ Hachette Première / UGC (France)
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 1991-09-25, Site

Awards :
Best directing "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1992
Audience Award, Cinema for all, Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 1992
Golden Lion for Best Film Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1991
Pasinetti Award Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1991
OCIC Award Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1991
Prix FELIX du meilleur film, 1993
Prix NIKA du meilleur réalisateur, 1992
Prix du meilleur film au Festival "Kinotavr", 1992

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Fox Pathé Europe
Editor : Ruscico.
Sous-titres : EN

Plot synopsis
In this cross-cultural comedy, Gombo, a Mongolian shepherd, and Sergei, a Russian road builder, strike up a friendship and go on the road together, headed for the city. Intending to buy a TV and condoms because he already has 2 children (the limit set by the Chinese governement), Gombo is on his way to becoming a modern man. But present-day ways may not be so alluring after all.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Les récompenses internationales les plus prestigieuses obtenues par des films soviétiques et russes, Nikolaï KORNATSKI, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
Les sept films soviétiques et russes les plus primés, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2022
90-е. Кино, которое мы потеряли, Larisa MALUKOVA, Зебра Е ; 2007 г., 2007
Close to Eden. [Урга. Территория любви], Olga KLIMOVA,, 2006
Недобитая русская карта, Andrey PLAKHOV,, 1994

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Russian or Soviet films awarded at Berlin, Cannes or Venice, (France), 2023
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2022
- International Festival "7 Art dans le 7", Paris (France), 2015
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2010
- Retrospective Nikita Mikhalkov in Paris, Paris (France), 2010
- Lecce European Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), 2008
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2007
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2000
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 1992
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1992
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1991-09-25
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1991

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