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Anyangde guer (2001)

A prostitute from the Northeast, desperate and unable to make ends meet, abandons her baby. An unemployed factory worker decides to take the child for the 200 yuan (about $37 Canadian) a ... See full summary »

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11 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Tianhao Liu
Fuwen Miao
Guilin Sun ... Dagang
Sengyi Yue ... Yanli
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A prostitute from the Northeast, desperate and unable to make ends meet, abandons her baby. An unemployed factory worker decides to take the child for the 200 yuan (about $37 Canadian) a month in child support promised by its mother. His early attempts at child-rearing are somewhat painful to watch, but also charming and amusing. Eventually, he and the mother become friendly and it seems that the child will be raised in a sweetly unorthodox family. However, when the woman's pimp, a local gangster, not only finds out that he may have fathered the child, but also that he is dying of cancer, he decides that he must adopt the baby - and is willing to resort to violence if necessary. Written by noah cowan

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13 March 2002 (France)  »

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L'orphelin d'Anyang  »

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Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#08) See more »

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Slow moving film about a loser in an industrial town.
16 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

In the past film maker Wang Chao has worked as an assistant to famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou.This is why "Orphan of Anyang" has some traces of Yimou's early films.For his debut film Wang Chao has filmed the novel which he wrote.It was easy for him to film this story as he was a part of it in the past and personally knew some of the people whose life he portrayed on screen.From a technical point of view the film is slow and contains many static shots.However this should not bother viewers as the film is very touching and audience will surely sympathize will the main protagonist who has lost his job.Orphan of Anyang presents a new face of China where there is misery,unemployment, gangsters and prostitutes.At Cannes Film Festival 2001 this film was chosen for Directors'fortnight section. It also won the audience prize for the best film at 7th International Film Festival of Kerala 2002.


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