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Pick Pocket (1997)
"Xiao Wu" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1997 (China)
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Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hongwei Wang ...
Xiao Wu
Hao Hongjian ...
Mei Mei
Zuo Baitao
Ma Jinrei
Liu Junying
Yonghao Liang
An Qunyan
Jiang Dongdong
Zhao Long
Wang Reiren
Jinfeng Gao
Li Renzhu
Wu Juan
Ji Jinshu
Ren Zhaorui
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Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a hooker he is forced to think about his future. Can he break with his criminal past? Written by ZOO-9 <b.vanrijnsoever@student.kun.nl>

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Zhangke Jia:  the man sent by Xiao Yang to return Xiao Wu's wedding present. See more »

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very realistic
28 January 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Xiao Wu is to me an incredible lively film.It's like the viewer is totally a part of the scenes he is seeing.the director is a genius in giving you the real-life sense.The raw way of the photography gives you an honest picture of a certain time in China's history... we follow a petty thief Xiau Wu in his 'struggle 'to survive.... everyone around him , his mates from the scenes have all sworn off their criminal pasts and are on the road to be normal citizens...not Xia Wu however.He seems not to be able to break with his 'old'life. What this film shows us in an incredible way to is a piece of Recent Chinese history...the emerging of private enterprise...filmed in the mid 90-ies we as viewers are made very much part of these developments. an excellent and very capturing film in every way ! great job done by the all amateur actors cast.Zhang Ke Jia did an unique job here !


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