This is a movie I was told about, apparently it's hilarious and beautiful. I don't know when it was made, early 90ties the latest. The movie could be from anywhere but Russia or China seem most likely. Some elements:
The main plot involves a Mongolian nomad who wants to have sex with his wife. I think this is the opening shot: Wide steppe and a stick jutting out of the grass with a red kerchief tied to it, for privacy. She refuses because they have so many children already and he is sent to the city to buy condoms. When he finally enters a pharmacy he doesn't bring himself to ask the young female pharmacist for condoms.
Another character is a Russian truck driver who falls asleep at the wheel and drives off road, after waking up in the middle of nowhere he finds a corpse. When he terrifically tells some natives he meets about the corpse, they say "Sure, our uncle, we buried him there!" referring to traditional Mongolian burial practices.
Apparently the wide landscape of the Mongolian steppe features in many beautiful shots, at the same time there's lots of comedic gold in the confrontation between the nomad and a modern Chinese or Russian city.
I'd like to see it some day, what is it?