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Release Date:
22 January 2003 (France) See more »
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Two unemployed Chinese teenagers have trouble resisting the temptations of the Western world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Gritty but boring See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Wei Wei Zhao ... Bin Bin
Qiong Wu ... Xiao Ji

Tao Zhao ... Qiao Qiao
Qing Feng Zhou ... Yuan Yuan
Hongwei Wang ... Xiao Wu
Ru Bai ... Bin Bin's mother
Xi An Liu ... Xiao Ji's father
Shou Lin Xu ... Sister Zhu
Dao Xiao ... Mr. Ren
Zi Ying ... Concubine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zhubin Li ... Qiao San
Ai Jun Ren ... The Hairdresser
Limin Wang ... The Karaoke Customer (as Wang Li Min)

Zhangke Jia ... Man singing in street (uncredited)
Juan Antonio Samaranch ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Zhangke Jia  (as ZhangKe Jia)
 
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Zhangke Jia 

Produced by
Keung Chow .... associate producer
Shôzô Ichiyama .... producer (as Shozo Ichiyama)
Kit Ming Li .... producer
Masayuki Mori .... executive producer
Fumiko Osaka .... associate producer
Hengameh Panahi .... executive producer
Yûji Sadai .... co-producer
Paul Yi .... executive producer
Nelson Lik-wai Yu .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Nelson Lik-wai Yu  (as Lik Wai Yu)
 
Film Editing by
Keung Chow 
 
Production Design by
Jing Dong Liang 
 
Art Direction by
Jing Dong Liang 
 
Sound Department
Bing Han .... sound editor
Yang Zhang .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Serge Anthony .... color grader
 

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Also Known As:
"Ren xiao yao" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
France:113 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Japan:112 min
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Mandarin title refers to a song by Richie JenSee more »
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References The Mirror (1975)See more »

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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Gritty but boring, 19 June 2003
Author: alexduffy2000 (alexduffy2000@yahoo.com) from Hollywood, USA

I saw this film at the IFP LA Film Festival on June 16, 2003. It started out pretty well, but became aimless and sort of meandered. I couldn't root for any of the characters. The background of economically depressed mainland China is interesting, but only for a while. After half an hour, I wanted characters I cared about, but this movie didn't have any. It's not that the young actors weren't talented, it's just that the script was anti-climatic and didn't leave me wanting more, I just wanted the movie to end.

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