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Time Out says

A shatteringly intense docu-drama chronicling episodes in the breakdown of the Li family in present-day Beijing. The central problem is the father, Li Maojie, a former dancer who's declined into alcoholism and violence since stiffening joints forced him to retire. Both his sons hate him, partly because they're afraid they'll take after him; they're slackers, on the fringes of the city's underground rock scene. Seeing something universal in their problems - especially the mutual withholding of love - Zhang has the family re-enact its own domestic strife for the camera. Made with palpable warmth and affection for its characters, the film provides the most credible account of street-level realities in China's cities yet seen.
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Release Details

  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Zhang Yuan
  • Screenwriter:Ning Dai
  • Cast:
    • Li Maojie
    • Fu Rongde
    • Li Ji
    • Li Wei
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