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Jia nian hua (2017)

| Drama | 4 May 2018 (USA)
In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she chooses to keep silence.

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Credited cast:
... Mia (as Qi Wen)
Meijun Zhou ... Wen
Ke Shi ... Attorney Hao
... Meng Tao
... Wen's mother
Jing Peng ... Lily
Yuexin Wang ... Jian
Mengnan Li ... Lieutenant Wang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Motel manager
Xinyue Jiang ... Xin
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In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out.

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Angels Wear White  »

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Vivian Qu is the Chinese Kathryn Bigelow
24 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

When we talk about great female directors, we have to mention Kathryn Bigelow, who is known for her documentary-style camerawork and for her creation of an intense atmosphere. Vivian Qu, the director of this brilliant thriller "Angels Wear White", is just the Chinese counterpart of Kathryn Bigelow.

The scenes are realistically shot and depicted. The editing is amazing, the pace is comfortable, and the audiences always wonder what would happen next. Even in the last scene, people still wonder where Mia (Vichy Chen) is heading. The music score is light but effective.

Vivian Qu is even better than Kathryn Bigelow in terms of depth and complexity of the film. The thriller exposes the dark side of the Chinese society, where money and power control everything.

To summarize, "Angels Wear White" is the best Chinese-language thriller of all time.


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