COW

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

HU GUAN

2009 || in Mandarin || Feature

WORLD SALES

Xstream Pictures (Beijing-HongKong)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Venice 09 - Horizons

SYNOPSIS

In winter 1940, peasant Niu Er is unluckily burdened with the task of protecting his village's special Dutch dairy cow, which supplies milk for wounded soldiers. Even when all his fellow villagers are massacred by enemy Japanese troops, Niu Er remains committed to protecting the cow. Loyal Niu Er outsmarts Japanese soldiers, starving refugees who abuse the cow's generous milk-giving, and greedy thugs who even try to slaughter the cow for meat! Through their struggles, the relationship between Niu Er and the cow deepens into true tender affection. Niu Er will eventually put his own life completely on the line for the cow, unaware that the cow itself is capable of returning the life saving gesture ...