Ariunzaya Tsogoo has been acting since she was a child and recently completed the filming Au Sud Nuages (South of the Clouds). Au Sud Nuages focuses on Adrien, a 70 year old farmer who is living in the Swiss Alps. Adrien convinces five of his friends to go on a train ride with him to China on the trans-Siberian express. Ariunzaya Tsogoo plays Odma who is a central character to the storyline. As the story goes on, Adrien’s friends began to get lost along the way and eventually he is down to just one friend when they cross paths with Ariunzaya Tsogoo’s character, Odma.
Ariunzaya Tsogoo has a knack for choosing pivotal roles in films. In addition to her outstanding performance in this film, the cinematography has won rave reviews from critics. This film includes scenes shot in Switzerland, Russia, Germany, China and Mongolia. While the film focuses on the leader of the group, Adrien, all of the actors and actresses handle their roles in such a way as to draw you into the film. The trip to China for the men starts off very badly for Adrien but in the end this trip will have a profound impact on how he views the world and on his life. Ariunzaya Tsogoo‘s role as Odma comes at a pivotal time in the film when Adrien is down to one friend left out of the five that began on the journey. Ariunzaya Tsogoo’s character is responsible for Adrien ending up alone on this journey and being able to learn more about himself than he would have been able to with his group of friends intact.
Ariunzaya Tsogoo’s part in this film leads to Adrien being alone where he is finally able to deal with the deep loneliness that he had never been able to articulate before. While parts of this movie are sad, the overall theme is one of hope. Ariunzaya Tsogoo enjoyed her time on set, with the director and fellow actors, and is thrilled to celebrate their accomplishments at the movie premiere. Ariunzaya Tsogoo is proud she landed this role and is excited to share the moment with friends, family and fellow actors. Au Sud Nuages came to theaters across the United States on August 7, 2003. This film and Ariunzaya Tsogoo’s performance opened to rave reviews and was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the 2003 Locarno Film Festival.