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Bitter Flowers (2017)

Thirtysomething Chinese-born Lina borrows money to move to Paris to save up money to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, leaving behind her husband and son in Dong Bei province. But once in ... See full summary »

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Olivier Meys
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Credited cast:
Lizhe Fan Lizhe Fan
Le Geng ... Xiadong
Chloe Maayan ... Dandan
Sâm Mirhosseini ... Client de prostitué
Xi Qi ... Lina
Gaowei Qu
Wang Xi Wang Xi ... Yumei
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Thirtysomething Chinese-born Lina borrows money to move to Paris to save up money to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, leaving behind her husband and son in Dong Bei province. But once in Europe, nothing goes as planned, and she is forced into a line of work she never would have imagined. When her flighty sister-in-law shows up on her doorstep, Lina becomes inevitably tangled in her own web of lies. Written by anonymous

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28 March 2018 (Belgium) See more »

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Les fleurs amères See more »

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A Thousand Pieces of Gold
20 April 2018 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

The IMDB plot summary tells more than enough, if not too much. Let me add that the lead actress is superb; you really feel her misery and shame. And let me reassure you that the movie is not as unrelentingly grim as this sort of movie can be -- like the Swedish movie 'Lilya 4-Ever', for instance.

The Belgian filmmaker Olivier Meys told us that he was influenced by the films of the Dardenne brothers (also Belgians) whose films (La Promesse, Rosetta, etc.) focus on working class people in tough situations. If you are not familiar with them, there is also some similarity of outlook and approach to the British film director Ken Loach. Regardless of influences, however, the movie is excellent and well worth going out of your way to see.


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