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Still Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures

Jia Zhangke Jia / CN, JP, KR, FR, 2002 / 113 min.

Filmmaker Jia Zhangke chronicles the lives of a lost generation of young adults growing up in a China that is starting to open to Western trends and influences.

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Datong, North China. Xiao Ji and Bin are in their twenties. They spend their days hanging around town until one day Xiao Ji falls in love with Qiao, a dancer at a nightclub. Bin then decides to join the army. Qiao turns out to have a nasty mobster boyfriend, while Bib Bin’s medical assessment reveals he has hepatitis. Disillusioned, the two young men decide to rob a bank.

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Director

Jia Zhangke Jia

Production year

2002

Country

CN, JP, KR, FR

Original title

Ren xiao yao

Length

113 min.

Language

CMN, ENG

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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Still Unknown Pleasures

Still Unknown Pleasures

Still Unknown Pleasures

Still Unknown Pleasures

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