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  • King Of Life
    King Of Life wrote:

    I am looking for pointers for good contemporary Chinese films, that are likely to have English subtitles

    I am not looking for fluffy mass-produced love stories, rather something more edgy, independent that offers an alteranitve view of modern China and life in it. Independent films, or more critical films.

  • Simen Wangberg

    Beijing has some kind of film festival coming up, there will probably be something along those lines there.

    Someone produced a Chinese comedy about some guy opening up a sex toy shop awhile back, don't quite recall the name though. Sounds like it might be pretty hilarious. It might not even be out yet, I have no clue.

  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    Check out "Lost in Beijing" featuring the lead actor from the TV series 奋斗. Full of sex, rage and desperation. Not bad!

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    I've got a massive lift of stuff I'm going to watch, so I might give you reccomendations later.

  • Rebecca Arnesen

    ding on lost in beijing(sometimes translated as apple). Also, a little bit banned due to reference to certain unmentionable event, but summer palace is good kan, director lou ye  you'd be interested in, i enjoyed another of his movies called suzhou river/creek, all very down and dirty in shanghai and this one not banned i think.

  • Iain Bonner
    Iain Bonner wrote:

    right, and his other one, Spring Love or something. he's a nice director. 

    and why not go see Let the Bullets Fly, in the cinemas now. no english subtitles though : ( but was fun anyway


  • Einsteinna
    Einsteinna wrote:

    @Iain Bonner

    How could you know that it's fun? You can't understand what are saying...I think the lines are hard for a foreigner to understand (even though that foreigner can speak Chinese) XD

  • Iain Bonner
    Iain Bonner wrote:

    Hon Cheung !!!

    well cinema is a visual language, right? sure i miss a lot of the words, and there's a lot of them, but words are overrated. you can understand a lot from expressions, tones of voice, body language etc etc

  • Einsteinna
    Einsteinna wrote:


    You win! XD


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