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Red Beads

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Time Out says

He Yi (aka He Jianjun) raised money privately to make this underground feature without official approval, and the film fully reflects the resulting freedom from constraints. A pallid guy waiting for his date in a noisy restaurant daydreams a situation in which he works as a lonely orderly in a mental hospital. He grows obsessed with the young woman patient who is already dreaming of red beads and gradually enters her delusions - if that's what they are. Hard to say if this is jet-black comedy or expressionist nightmare. Either way, it's an amazingly provocative vision by Chinese standards. It's also highly atmospheric, persuasively felt and eerily erotic.
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Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:He Yi
  • Screenwriter:Liu Xiaojing, Yiu Ni
  • Cast:
    • Liu Jiang
    • Shi Ke
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