IMDb > Beijing Punk (2010)
Beijing Punk
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Beijing Punk (2010) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Beijing Punk -- What happens when 1.3 billion Chinese discover punk?  Beijing Punk is a feature length, English language documentary that is an exploration of the hidden world of rebels and misfits a scratch under the surface of conformist China.

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   61 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 39% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Release Date:
23 October 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What happens when 1.3 billion Chinese discover punk?
Plot:
A film crew follows underground punks through Communist China in the year of the Olympics. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"Beijing Punk" See more (6 total) »

Cast

 
Liu Bao ... Liu Bao
Xu Bo ... Xu Bo
Nevin Domer ... Nevin
Shi Xu Dong ... Shi Xu Dong
Brian Hardgroove ... Hardgroove

Shaun M. Jefford ... Shaun
Lei Jun ... Lei Jun
Alexandre Kyriakidis ... Alex
Johnathan Leijonhufvud ... Johnathan
Sun Ya Lun ... Sun Ya Lun
Micky ... Micky
Zhang Ning ... Zhang Ning
Mark Oi ... Mark Oi
Miss Pei ... Miss Pie
Li Hui Peng ... Li Hui Peng
Du Shei ... Du Shei
Du Shuai ... Du Shuai
Yang Hai Song ... Yang
Vivlei Wang ... Vivlei
Guo Yang ... Guo Yang
Li Yang ... Spike
Ma Yue ... Ma Yue
Liu Zhenxing ... Liu Liu
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Shaun M. Jefford 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shaun M. Jefford 

Produced by
Shaun M. Jefford .... producer
Mike Kramer .... producer
Tom Lanni .... associate producer
Alex Scollay .... producer
Johanna Steinmann .... associate producer
Dominic Stone .... consulting producer
Paul Turner .... executive producer
Paul Turner .... producer
Paul Zagoridis .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Alexandre Kyriakidis 
 
Film Editing by
Shaun M. Jefford 
Alex Meillier 
Tanya Meillier (co-editor)
 
Production Management
Tanya Meillier .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Sean O'Sullivan .... lead graphic artist
 
Visual Effects by
Neil Huxley .... title designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Brunton .... camera operator
Shaun M. Jefford .... camera operator
Matthew Neiderhauser .... still photographer
Mark Oi .... still photographer
Wang Yang .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Zach Tow .... trailer/teaser editor
 
Other crew
Eva O'Sullivan .... lead translator
 
Thanks
Maeva Caron .... special thanks
Benjamin Collignon .... special thanks
Michael Collins .... the producers wish to thank
Alexis Kovalenko .... the producers wish to thank
Alex Meillier .... very special thanks
Tanya Meillier .... thanks
Christopher Yahng .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Runtime:
85 min | USA:73 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Filming Locations:

FAQ

Which film festivals have selected Beijing Punk?
See more »
"Beijing Punk", 8 October 2010
Author: Cambridge Film Festival from United Kingdom

Chinese punks – who knew? Yet thanks to this documentary by Australian filmmaker Shaun Jefford, we get a glimpse into their nascent underground scene, on the eve of Beijing's 2008 Olympics.

Filmed with appropriate graininess and supplemented with bootleg gig footage, Jefford has found a diverse and fascinating movement. Primarily exploring the lives of two bands, MiSanDao (self-proclaimed "Chinese skinheads") and Demerit, the difficulties they face in trying to do what they love are highlighted. The government censor lyrics (stymieing album launches), the bands give up on money (most jobs requiring twelve-hour-days), and their families are unwilling to support them. Yet with the nightclub D-22 as their base, punk is what they do.

More searching questions might have been asked. The appropriation of the "skinhead" tag by MiSanDao is not addressed until towards the end of the film (to reassure the audience that the band are not neo-Nazis, after they are shown playing a German skinhead festival!) The cultural analysis of Michael Pettis, the American founder of D-22, is the only critical voice throughout the film (albeit learned) and language also seems to have been a barrier.

But the music provides its own justification and thankfully Jefford has made it the main event. This is China as never before seen – you'll just be grateful for a look inside. Spike, Demerit's singer, proudly claims "we live punk ... we are punk", and arguably rebellious punk-rock has never been more needed than in modern China. You'll think about music in a new light.

Cambridge Film Festival Daily

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Beijing Punk (2010)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Beijing Punk for finally for sale 2012 darby-698-932261
Screening as Official Selection at Film Festivals around the world paulzag-imdb
Where can I get a copy fo Beijing Punk? pearliebee
Beijing Punk - The Official Trailer Gecko-2
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Transmission 6-10 The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008 The Turandot Project Babylon A.D. Dedication
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.