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Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
"Io sono Li" (original title)

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A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.

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Shun Li (as Zhao Tao)
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Bepi, il poeta (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Marco Paolini ...
Coppe
Roberto Citran ...
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Devis
Giordano Bacci ...
Baffo
Spartaco Mainardi ...
Maicol
Zhong Cheng ...
Zang
Wang Yuan ...
Lian
Amleto Voltolina ...
Bode
Andrea Pennacchi ...
Sandro
Guo Qiang Xu ...
Boss (as Xu Guo Qiang)
Sara Perini ...
Sara, moglie di Devis
Federico Hu ...
Xiao Ming, figlio di Shun Li
Hi Zhijian ...
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A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.

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A lány és a költő  »

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Shun Li: I ask the heavenly guardian to open to me. Leaning in the doorway, he scrutinizes me. A whirlwind spins with a greeting from clouds and rainbows.
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pro multi cultural rubbish
11 April 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Although the film is set in Venice, don't expect beauty. It's all rather grim, unrealistically so. But ugly is the modus operandi for any director that wants to be taken "seriously," so there you go. This is the typical rubbish being made to affirm the sacred beliefs of a particular bleeding heart audience, who need to be convinced over and over again, that immigration (from 3rd world countries into Europe) is something that must simply be accepted, and that nationalism is bad. Most immigrants here are shown as saintly sensitive innocents, whilst the local working class population are portrayed as a nasty racist violent bunch of peasants.

This is pantomime of the most basic kind, presented as profound drama.


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