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china cultural revolution theatre group 1980s maoism

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Release Date: August 29, 2001

Year    :   2001
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   T-Mark, Artcam International, Hu Tong Communications, Office Kitano, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Director    :   Jia Zhangke
Producers    :   Nelson Yu Lik-wai, Shozo Ichiyama, Chow Keung, Joël Farges, Masayuki Mori, Kit Ming Li, Juliette Grandmont, Elise Jalladeau, Wang Yu
Writers    :   Jia Zhangke
RunTime    :   155 mins.

The movie is set in the remote Chinese province of Fenyang, and spans the turbulent 1980s by following four performers in the state-run Peasant Culture Group. We see the group evolve from workers that are restricted to approved revolutionary classics that praise Chairman Mao, through performance of Western classics, after China adopts an 'open door' policy, and the effects on their lives.




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