Chung Kuo : China

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Chung Kuo: China

Chung Kuo : China

Release Date: December 26, 1972

Year    :   1972
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   RAI
Director    :   Michelangelo Antonioni
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Michelangelo Antonioni, Andrea Barbato
RunTime    :   207 mins.

A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, taken around Beijing, includes a cotton factory, older sections of the city, and a clinic where a Cesarean operation is performed, using acupuncture. The middle part visits the Red Flag canal and a collective farm in Henan, as well as the old city of Suzhou. The final part shows the port and industries of Shanghai, and ends with a stage presentation by Chinese acrobats.

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