MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,954 this week

China Is Near (1967)
"La Cina è vicina" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 January 1968 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 184 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry. Their targets are a professor, Vittorio Gordini Malvezzi ,(Glauco Mauri), who is... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 43 titles
created 24 Oct 2010
 
a list of 801 titles
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 113 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "China Is Near" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: China Is Near (1967)

China Is Near (1967) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of China Is Near.
7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A social commentary on post-war France's urban developments.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Jean-Loup Reynold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka
Comedy | Drama
Directors: Matteo Bini, Giorgio Pasotti
Stars: Valeria Bilello, Giorgio Pasotti, Lavinia Longhi
Il gabbiano (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Remo Girone, Laura Betti, Pamela Villoresi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A girl and her art professor get trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a little resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Andrzej Seweryn, Claire Nebout
Chuang ru zhe (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Stars: Yuanzheng Feng, Zhong Lü, Hailu Qin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1929, music teacher Paul Leinert receives an unexpected letter from his old friend Otto Schiffmann, a young and talented composer who has moved away from Berlin after a failed marriage. ... See full summary »

Director: Timm Kröger
Stars: Thorsten Wien, Eva Maria Jost, Daniel Krauss
Terre battue (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Stéphane Demoustier
Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Charles Mérienne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Yves Beneyton, Renato Scarpa, Piero Vida
Victory March (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Michele Placido, Franco Nero, Miou-Miou
Sorelle Mai (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The film, a nostalgic fantasy documentary, depicts in six episodes a family story in Bobbio between 1999 and 2008. We discover the 5 years-old Elena being brought up by her aunts (Marco ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Elena Bellocchio, Donatella Finocchiaro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Anouk Aimée, Michele Placido
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Glauco Mauri ...
Vittorio
Elda Tattoli ...
Elena
...
Carlo
Daniela Surina ...
Giovanna
Pierluigi Aprà ...
Camillo
Alessandro Haber ...
Rospo
Claudio Trionfi ...
Giacomo
Laura De Marchi ...
Clotilde
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Furio
Rossano Jalenti
Mimma Biscardi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesco Arcangeli
Gianbattista Bassi
Sandro Berdondini
Remigio Bettoli
Edit

Storyline

A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry. Their targets are a professor, Vittorio Gordini Malvezzi ,(Glauco Mauri), who is running for municipal office as a Socialist candidate, and his sister Elena, (Elda Tattoli), a great lady who lets every man in town climb on top of her but won't marry because socially they're all beneath her. Vittorio doesn't get what is going on. Their little brother Camillo, a seventeen year old seminary student turned Maoist provides the title of the film when he scrawls 'China is Near' on the walls of the Socialist Party building, his brother's campaign headquarters. Written by Andreas Var

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two brothers a sister... and their strange love

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A China Está Perto  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

29 settembre
Written by Lucio Battisti and Mogol
Performed by Equipe 84
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quite a bit of woozy fun
11 March 2012 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This playfully weird, dark satire of, well… everything from over-serious young Marxists, to the Church, to class climbing, to family, to marriage, to abortion to political ambition, to wimpy socialists who don't really believe in anything except 'success' entertained me in a way Bellocchio's much better known and more highly praised 'Fist In His Pocket' never quite did.

As with that earlier film, this is a very dark comedy, where everyone's morals, beliefs and ethics are paper thin and no one is worthy of much admiration. The young Bellocchio had quite a bleak view of human nature, and the shallow, manipulative way we use each other, our sexuality and our emotions. But here, like a Paddy Chayefsky film on acid, we laugh at the darkness at the same time we shudder.

The film did feel too long to me, and some of the points feel a bit beaten to death, but it also made me laugh aloud a couple of times, and smile for a lot of it. A nice combination of perversely challenging film-making, and sense of humor that reminded me of film-makers like Bunuel.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The poster is wrong gucao
Discuss China Is Near (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?