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Jidu hanleng (1996)

 -  Drama  -  1997 (USA)
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A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of ... See full summary »

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Qi Lei
Xiaoqing Ma ...
Shao Yun
Yu Bai ...
Sister
Geng Li ...
Sister's Husband
Yefu Bai ...
Bald Guy
Ye Wei ...
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Yongning Zhang ...
Lou Ling
Lixin Qu ...
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Liu Jie ...
Dao Shi (as Jie Liu)
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A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of hypothermia. He calls this protest against the coldness of society "Funeral on Ice." Based on a true story. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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Wang made this movie under the pseudonym Wu Ming (No Name). See more »

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23 August 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This movie is an interesting look at the artistic underground in China, but more than that its a thought provoking meditation on the value of life. Its also a good story... the ending has several unexpected and shocking plot twists, and this movie will leave you thinking for a while. In spite of (or perhaps because of) the rather dark quality of the movie, it leaves you with a deeper appreciation for life.


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