An old, ailing general is losing his memory. His anarchist son wants to connect. They share a passion for the Wild East, where grandfather was a famous explorer among Mongol tribes. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1948 in Afghanistan. Rumors say he was a British agent and gunrunner. Michael, the grandson, takes his father Søren out of the nursing home. He wants him to taste life, and he wants them to spend time together. The odd couple travel across China. They encounter temples, chiefs, and ancestors who reveal that the grandfather was a true Lawrence of the East. A man who fought to unite the Mongol tribes and defend them against the Soviet Reds.
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The film is a road trip full of odd characters and mysterious encounters, told through material from a unique private archive. Director Andreas Dalsgaard received wide acclaim for The War Show (2016), co-directed with Obaidah Zytoon, which won the Venice Days Award and Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg and also screened at Toronto and IDFA, among a string of other festivals.
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