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Dong gong xi gong ()


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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to... See more »

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Si Han ...
A Lan
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Xiao Shi
Jing Ye

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Yuan Zhang

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Wang Xiaobo ... ()
 
Yuan Zhang ... ()

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Christophe Jung ... producer
Christophe Ménager ... producer
Willy Tsao ... executive producer
Yuan Zhang ... producer

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Min Xiang

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Jian Zhang

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Vincent Lévy

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An Bing

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Jie Cheng ... assistant director

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Jianqin Shen ... sound
Gang Wu ... sound

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Plot Summary

In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction. Written by Piotr Zembrowski (after David Overbey)

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Also Known As
  • East Palace West Palace (World-wide, English title)
  • Behind the Forbidden City (World-wide, English title)
  • East Palace, West Palace (France)
  • Palais du levant, palais du couchant (France)
  • Derrière la cité interdite (France)
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Trivia In 1997 the Chinese government put director 'Zhang, Yuan' under house arrest and confiscated his passport. His friends smuggled this movie out of the country so it could be shown at the 1997 Cannes film festival. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1998). See more »

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