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They Sing up on the Hill

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A Mongolian coming-of-age drama featuring seven original music tracks recorded live on set...
Up on the vast Mongolian grasslands, Ulaanbaatar city stands as an island of tightly packed humanity. The constant noise and energy crushes OD’s spirit; causing him to escape onto rooftops or out to the peaceful steppe.
He’s the singer of a successful band but grows tired of playing in bars. After an altercation with a drunk he turns his back on his band-mates and music.
At a new job translating for corrupt politicians Od meets GEGEE. Her name means ‘brightness’ and she shines a light on the true, deeper meaning of Mongolian music.
They begin creating a new musical style together and when Gegee suggests they play a small concert, Od reluctantly agrees. However, his depression resurfaces and he flees to the countryside leaving Gegee to play solo.
Angered at the betrayal Gegee joins up with Od’s old band-mates. At rock-bottom, Od is reminded of a traditional Mongolian ‘long-song’ Gegee’s mother had sung for him. It’s meaning sparks a light in his heart to reconnect with Gegee. And together they will sing up on the hill.


Type of film
Running Time
85 mins
Ian Allardyce, Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav 1st Feature
Ian Allardyce
Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav
Executive Producer
Ian Allardyce
Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav
Ian Allardyce, Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav
Director of Photography
Ian Allardyce
Production Designer
Amarjargal Baasandorj
Ben Metsers
Dulguun Bayasgalan, Nomin-Erdene Munkhbat
Principal Cast
Dulguun Bayasgalan, Nomin-Erdene Munkhbat
Film Images
© Ian Allardyce

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Last updated 13th September 2018

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