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Un Certain Regard

DONG GONG XI GONG

(EAST PALACE WEST PALACE)

Directed by : Yuan ZHANG

Country : CHINA, FRANCE Length : 90 minutes

Synopsis

The street urinals of a public park in the Chinese capital have become the favoured meeting point for homosexuals. A Lan, a sensitive young writer, likes strolling in the park. During a police raid, he finds himself at headquarters suffering a "by the book" interrogation. The questioning of A Lan quickly transforms into an unexpected reminiscence of his tumultuous life : his childhood, parents, school, first sexual experience, obligatory state work in the countryside, and then, a slow drift into the quest for true love. These brief intimate glimpses of A Lan's life blur the interrogating officer's feelings for his prisoner. A strange love story unfolds.

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Casting

- A Lan

- Xiao Shi

Film poster © DR

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