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13 March 2002 (France) See more »
A prostitute from the Northeast, desperate and unable to make ends meet, abandons her baby. An unemployed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Brief but potent 6th-Gen offering See more (5 total) »



Directed by
Chao Wang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chao Wang  novel
Chao Wang  screenplay

Produced by
Fang Li .... executive producer
Chao Wang .... producer
Cinematography by
Xi Zhang 
Film Editing by
Chao Wang 
Production Design by
Chao Wang 
Sound Department
Wang Yu .... sound
Other crew
Claire Viroulaud .... press attache


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Also Known As:
"Anyangde guer" - China (original title)
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84 min
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Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#08)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Brief but potent 6th-Gen offering, 2 November 2001
Author: Michael Sicinski from United States

This film as a dense, knotty little piece of poetry, clocking in at under 80 minutes with not an inch of fat on it. Wang deftly orchestrates single-take master-shots to keep our viewing at a distance. But, unlike other practitioners of the master-shot school -- filmmakers I admire in their own right, such as Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhang-ke -- Wang uses the stationary camera and long take to create slightly more obvious black comedy, like an episode of "The Carol Burnett Show" as directed by Samuel Beckett. In particular, Wang's use of the quick fade is excellent. Often, he'll go to blackout just as some funny or shocking occurrence becomes legible. I may be making this sound like "difficult viewing," but really, it struck me as a 6th-Generation Chinese stab at a Jarmusch film, and as such, it's utterly accessible. Here's hoping it gets picked up for U.S. distribution. It might prove to be a minor hit.

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