The plot and acting is interesting enough, but the really amazing thing for me was the landscape. Kekexili is an extremely remote area the size of Scotland which straddles the borders of Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang in western China. Its bleak mountains and arid emptiness dwarf everything - the plot, the people, the antelopes, even the production (most of the crew became sick, one even died).
Some good came of it, however. The Chinese government took note and turned it into a nature reserve, and the antelopes are on the up again.