MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,528 this week

All Tomorrow's Parties (2003)
"Mingri tianya" (original title)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 123 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 11 critic

In a future century, after the apocalypse, Gui Dao dynasty controls continental Asia. Zhuai and his younger brother Mian are captured and sent to "Prosperity Camp" for reeducation. They ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(french adaptation),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

Free Kitten and Sonic Youth
| avclub.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 73 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
 
a list of 114 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 75 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 
a list of 14 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: All Tomorrow's Parties (2003)

All Tomorrow's Parties (2003) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of All Tomorrow's Parties.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Uniform (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Economic unrest roils central China's Shaanxi Province: local factories are merging, thugs threaten managers, personnel records get lost, and workers are without protections such as health ... See full summary »

Director: Yi'nan Diao
Stars: Kai Han, Hongli Liang, Hua Qin
Trap Street (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a southern city of China, a digital mapping surveyor encounters a mysterious woman on an unmappable street.

Director: Vivian Qu
Stars: Yulai Lu, Wenchao He, Yong Hou
The Truce (1997)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on Primo Levi's autobiographical "The Reawakening".

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: John Turturro, Rade Serbedzija, Massimo Ghini
Summer Palace (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou
Stars: Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui, Yihong Duan
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee, recalls his many past lives.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Director: Yi'nan Diao
Stars: Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang
Nuan (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Jianqi Huo
Stars: Xiaodong Guo, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jia Li
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When top lawyer James Blane gets an acquittal for a man who killed another man for sexually roughing up his trophy wife, the murderous town sheriff frames him for bribing a juror in the case.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson
Tockovi (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

On his way to visit his father, a young Nemanja was caught in a heavy rain, so he decides to seek lodging for the night in nearby motel. The place happens to be notorious as a meeting place of bad, dangerous and weird people.

Director: Djordje Milosavljevic
Stars: Dragan Micanovic, Anica Dobra, Ljubisa Samardzic
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yong-won Cho ...
Xuelan
Yi'nan Diao ...
Xiao Zhuai
Ren Na ...
Lanlan
Wei Wei Zhao ...
Xiao Mian
Edit

Storyline

In a future century, after the apocalypse, Gui Dao dynasty controls continental Asia. Zhuai and his younger brother Mian are captured and sent to "Prosperity Camp" for reeducation. They soon discover that the camp's aim is to brainwash people with propaganda. Five years later, there's a change in government and they are free again. Zhuai falls in love for the beautiful Xuelan and together they take her to an old industrial city, now deserted. They get themselves a place to live in an abandoned apartment and try to rediscover the little pleasures of life. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Release Date:

28 April 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

All Tomorrow's Parties  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The international English title is a tribute to the song by The Velvet Underground (1967). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Party's Over
26 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Organizers at the 39th Chicago International Film Festival had pundits going with comparisons to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, yet upon closer inspection it was sadly ascertained this shameful 'art' circuit number reflects the watershed 1982 classic as does this writer Brad Pitt. Needless to say, SF fans attending the prestigious screening were soon outraged, reducing attendance from a hopeful sixty to mere fifteen two miserable hours later. Overseer Yu Lik Wai worked on several notable projects previously (Xiao Wu, Unknown Pleasures and Love Will Tear Us Apart), too bad his directing prowess didn't come across by way of this solo gig, a movie certainly complying with indie cinema's notorious triple P formula: pompous, pointless and painstakingly tiresome. Stealing its title from a cyberpunk novel by Willaim Gibson, the film traces agonizing travails thrust upon two brothers, their girlfriends and a little boy in post-apocalyptic China, where a ruthless fascist regime based on Buddhist mantra pulls off a decidedly poor Orwellian Big Brother imitation. Amid fallout from fictional, never-ending wars, the cast eventually realizes their tyrannical rulers have mysteriously jumped ship, leaving former political prisoners free to roam about. The disheveled motley crew sets out to find Port Perspective, a legendary haven run by pan-Asian forces, only to have oppression make a come back through corporate giants a la Samsung. ATP's only upside stems from a few token ideological novelties that would have been infinitely better served by a major, big-budget release.

There's practically no acting nor dialogue, and while its desolate landscapes do echo influences like Brazil and David Lynch's equally tedious Eraserhead, they'll be nothing special to anyone who ever visited Shanxi province and/or Shijingshan on a bad day. Besides working wonders as a sleep aid, it also serves to undermine Chinese film-making and thus leads us to question its presence in coveted cinema expositions. We beseech whoever makes these choices to try harder next year.

Rating: * (for ending with legible credits)


8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
About the title lensdarkly
Discuss All Tomorrow's Parties (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?