Tuya's marriage

Tuya's marriage

DVD - 2008 | Chinese
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Tuya, a Mongolian desert herder refuses to be settled in a town in accordance with the new industrialization policy. She has two kids, a disabled husband and one hundred sheep to care for. She must find another way to survive when she hurts her back.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Home Video, 2008.
ISBN: 9780788609633
Branch Call Number: DVD INTL TUYA MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 16, 2014

An interesting glimpse of post-Soviet Mongolia. I want more!

Tuya is smart, conscientious, hardworking, proud (a little too unbending for her own good, truth be told), and beautiful. Unfortunately, her many fine qualities may be more burden than blessing to the overworked young mother as suitors queue up like vultures at the carrion feed of her (practically state-mandated) divorce.

voisjoe1 May 24, 2012

Tuya's Marriage is a tale of a Inner Mongolian shepherd who is financially desperate and needs to divorce her disabled husband so she can marry a new husband to take care of her, her first husband and her two children. Tuya gets proposals from numerous men and finds it difficult to find someone who will accept both her and her first husband. The film shows the harshness of living in this part of the world, especially for a woman who must take care of her family without the assistance of another adult.


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