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Pirated Copy (2004)
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A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated D.V.D.s.



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Credited cast:
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Xiaoguang Hu ...
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A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated D.V.D.s.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama





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21 October 2004 (Austria)  »

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Raw Chinese cinematography at its finest.
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An elegantly surprising real life experience via film that is highly character driven and makes excellent use of the camera in portraying a realistic environment throughout Beijing. 'Pirated Copy' - the films English title - uses the Black Market DVD peddlers on the Beijing streets as the films backdrop for the films character driven focus on interactions between people and their passion for film. Primarily, the film focuses on two couples - that term would apply to the second in more of a future sense - amongst the Beijing DVD pirates and their clients. The currently important issue of copyrights infringement/piracy - especially in China - coupled with the cinematographic style convey a startling realistic sense of a documentary. If you liked 'Real Fiction' (2000) (Ki-duk Kim) from Korea, definitely see this more recent film from China.

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