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Jidu hanleng (1996)

| Drama | 1997 (USA)
A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of ... See full summary »

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Xiaoshuai Wang (as Wu Ming)

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Ming Pang, Xiaoshuai Wang (as Ming Wu)
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Cast overview:
Hongshen Jia ... Qi Lei
Xiaoqing Ma ... Shao Yun
Yu Bai Yu Bai ... Sister
Geng Li Geng Li ... Sister's Husband
Yefu Bai Yefu Bai ... Bald Guy
Ye Wei Ye Wei ... Long-Haired Guy
Yongning Zhang Yongning Zhang ... Lou Ling
Lixin Qu Lixin Qu ... Doctor
Jie Liu Jie Liu ... Dao Shi
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A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of hypothermia. He calls this protest against the coldness of society "Funeral on Ice." Based on a true story. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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1997 (USA) See more »

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Wang made this movie under the pseudonym Wu Ming (No Name). See more »

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23 August 2001 | by murpzSee all my reviews

This movie is an interesting look at the artistic underground in China, but more than that its a thought provoking meditation on the value of life. Its also a good story... the ending has several unexpected and shocking plot twists, and this movie will leave you thinking for a while. In spite of (or perhaps because of) the rather dark quality of the movie, it leaves you with a deeper appreciation for life.


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