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Director:
Writer:
Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 November 2013 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
compelling themes and fantastic stories See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Wu Jiang ... Dahai

Baoqiang Wang ... Zhou San

Tao Zhao ... Xiao Yu
Lanshan Luo ... Xiao Hui
Jia-yi Zhang
Li Meng (as Vivien Li)
Lu Liu
Dong Han
Hongwei Wang
Qiang Wang
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Zhangke Jia ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Zhangke Jia 
 
Writing credits
Zhangke Jia (screenplay)

Produced by
Xiaojiang Gao .... co-producer
Shôzô Ichiyama .... producer (as Shozo Ichiyama)
Bin Jia .... associate producer
Zhangke Jia .... executive producer
Kazumi Kawashiro .... associate producer
Eva Lam .... co-producer
Shiyu Liu .... associate producer
Masayuki Mori .... executive producer
Jianping Qian .... co-producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... executive producer
Yuji Sadai .... associate producer
Dong Zhang .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Giong Lim 
 
Cinematography by
Nelson Yu Lik-wai  (as Yu Likwai)
 
Film Editing by
Matthieu Laclau 
Xudong Lin 
 
Art Direction by
Weixin Liu 
 
Sound Department
Yang Zhang .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Patrick Jarvis .... Digital Paint Dept. Supervisor: BaseFX
Fan Zhang .... compositor
 
Other crew
Jason Gray .... script translator: english (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Tian zhu ding" - China (original title)
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133 min
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Cameo: [Zhangke Jia]in the third story as a patron of the brothel. He is shown walking down a hallway from behind talking on his cell phone and smoking a cigar. At the end of the shot he turns to survey the line of girls in the hallway.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
compelling themes and fantastic stories, 3 August 2014
Author: Matt Johnson from Miami

"It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates," wrote Hawthorne, yet darkness wins many battles in four murderous portraits from contemporary China that actually happened. A bold and elusive thief traveling along the margins of society, a gentle and lonely heart worn down by itinerant and mechanical work, a fervent revolutionary upset with corruption and greed, and a solitary soul who longs for a family and yet is surrounded by lust, all find themselves separated from society and the love and fulfillment they strive for. Each lashes out violently at their constraints. Filled with intriguing allusions, impressive depth, compelling themes and fantastic stories, I loved how this film seamlessly wound its way through modern China as well as the human heart. Winner of the best screenplay at Cannes.

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