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Min jing gu shi (1995)

Take crime out of police work, and what's left is procedures. In the western sector of Beijing, we follow the tedium of police officers. A rabid dog is loose in Guoli's beat: a gang of ... See full summary »

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Li Jian ... Li Jian
Liu Ying Shu ... Liu Doudou
Liangui Wang ... Wang Liangui
Li Zhanho ... Yang Guoli
Zhiming Zhao ... Wang Xiaver
Shen Zhenou ... Liu Jianjun
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Take crime out of police work, and what's left is procedures. In the western sector of Beijing, we follow the tedium of police officers. A rabid dog is loose in Guoli's beat: a gang of police officers hunts it down. Then, word comes from on high to pick up all the dogs in the sector: fear of rabies combines with the dogs' being status symbols of the nouveau riche. Occasionally a criminal is picked up: someone selling porn, someone running a three-card-monte game. Cops smoke, go to meetings, and hold trainings. They patrol on bicycles and enforce edicts. Guoli works nights. He's lazy at home, his wife wants him to do more. Is there any more to do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 October 1996 (France)  »

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On the Beat  »

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Beijing cops chasing stray dogs ! ! ! !
5 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Ning Ying is one of the most talented women filmmakers from China. She is known for her simple films which portray sympathy for the weaklings, underdogs. Most of her films are based in Beijing, the Chinese capital which is becoming more and more modern. Her film has borrowed some influence from veteran Italian director Bernardo Bortoucci, "The Last Emperor" for which Ning Ying worked. Minjing Gushi (On the beat)is a simple film about two cops who must help each other as a lot depends on their togetherness. It is through them that we get to see city of Beijing, policemen on duty and family troubles for Chinese couples. It is said that work is important for an employed person. This is the case with one of the cops who tries his best to capture stray dogs. Ning Ying asked some real policemen to do this role in order to give her film an air of authenticity. On the beat is a charming film which tells us that family life is as important as working hours spent in office .A nice film to enjoy from a talented, respected woman filmmaker from China.


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