The Men with Blue Dots is a 2012 Mongol movie that was screened as a part of the recent Mongolian Film Festival in Chennai, India. Of course, the movie had English subtitles (unlike the above embedded trailer) so I was able to follow it. This is one of the better movies I have seen in the recent times.
The protagonist was born and brought up in Rural Mongolia and hasn’t been outside that area. His brother, settled in France, wants to see him. So the protagonist leaves his village and travels to France. In the airport, since he doesn’t know where to look for his brother, he misses him. Just then he sees someone speaking in Mongol and leaving in a car. That person holds a plaque in his hand with the name of the protagonist. The protagonist realizes he just missed his brother!
Now he is lost in a Foreign country without any knowledge of French! Then he meets another man who speaks Mongol (and French) and offers to help him. Obviously that man tries to take advantage of the protagonist’s situation. In the guise of searching for his brother, he makes the protagonist work and takes all his salary. Then they meet a girl, stay in her apartment, and everyone gets into trouble trying to make money.
What happens after that? Are they able to get enough money? Is the protagonist able to rejoin with his brother? That’s the story.
The story is excellent, and held my attention throughout. The revelation near the end is too good – that surprised me! The movie is (partly) humorous and I did laugh at times. It’s more of a parody on immigrants living abroad which clicked well with me, as I live in a similar (developing) country where many people ‘dream’ of going abroad.
Do see the movie (with English subtitles) if you can get hold of it. It’s good 🙂