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She, a Chinese (2009)

This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads... See full summary »

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Xiaolu Guo

Writer:

Xiaolu Guo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lu Huang ... Li Mei
Wei Yi Bo Wei Yi Bo ... 'Spikey'
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... Geoffrey Hunt
Chris Ryman ... Rachid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsinyi Liu Hsinyi Liu ... London Tour Guide
James Parry James Parry ... Medical student
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This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads out for London and a marriage to an older man where her entrapment begins anew. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Official site [France]

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UK | France | Germany | China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

4 February 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fine Enough for a Prize
29 March 2010 | by kennethd-3See all my reviews

This international film festival award winner did not disappoint me, not particularly impressive but still inspiring. The film is a beautiful and delicate work. It revolves the story of a Chinese girl who moved from one place to another and tried to pursue something invisible and uncatchable. I read Xiaolu Guo's books before. Guo truly got talent in portraying and conveying the sense of loneliness deep inside the hearts of modern people. I love movies, every movie to me is a unique journey to different places. And this time Xiaolu Guo took me travelling from city to city, letting me have reflections on my own identity and a thorough thinking of what I am running after. The film covers quite a lot of topics, from love to hate, discussing what really matters to us, what a life we are looking for. Having the story developing in a believable way is a tribute to the director and actors. Huang Lu gave a solid performance this time, successfully making the character alive in audience's mind.It is a film about people and people, about people and city. Not a must-see one, but won't regret if you watch it.


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