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Release Date:
2 August 2001 (Netherlands) See more »
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Plot:
Set in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, the film focuses on a group of amateur theatre troupe performers whose... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Long and amorphous, but still interesting See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hongwei Wang ... Minliang

Tao Zhao ... Ruijuan
Jing Dong Liang ... Chang Jun
Tian-yi Yang ... Zhong Pin
Bo Wang ... Yao Eryong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sanming Han ... Sanming

Directed by
Zhangke Jia 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Zhangke Jia 

Produced by
Keung Chow .... associate producer
Joël Farges .... co-producer
Juliette Grandmont .... co-producer
Shôzô Ichiyama .... producer (as Shozo Ichiyama)
Elise Jalladeau .... co-producer
Kit Ming Li .... producer
Masayuki Mori .... executive producer
Nelson Yu Lik-wai .... associate producer (as Yu Lik Wai)
 
Original Music by
Yoshihiro Hanno 
 
Cinematography by
Nelson Yu Lik-wai  (as Yu Lik Wai)
 
Film Editing by
Jing Lei Kong 
 
Art Direction by
Sheng Qiu 
 
Costume Design by
Lei Qi 
Xiafei Zhao 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crystal Gong Chun .... assistant director (as Gong Chun)
Gu Zheng .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Yang Zhang .... sound mixer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zhantai" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Runtime:
154 min | Italy:193 min (Venice Film Festival) | Japan:185 min (Tokyo FILMeX 2000) | Taiwan:190 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | France:U | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#06)See more »
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References Spring in a Small Town (1948)See more »
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Shi Fou (Whether)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Long and amorphous, but still interesting, 4 September 2005
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

I definitely liked this film much better than Jia's Unknown Pleasures, his follow-up, but I still wouldn't call it great. Platform is a very amorphous film. Perhaps it has more meaning to those who might know the referents better than I, the various places in China which are visited. But the fact remains that the loose, repetitive, episodic structure mixed with the total lack of character development hinder much of the possible enjoyment or involvement. I know it's not cool for a certain sector of Chinese art films to allow the audience to give a crap what's going on. But, surprisingly, I did enjoy it to a fair extent. You kind of feel like you're part of the performance troupe in the film, that you're being carted between these sections of nowhere around the vast country. There are many beautiful scenes. It's worthwhile. I suggest, given its 2.5 hour running length, to watch it in bits and pieces. It won't feel quite as repetitive.

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