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Shanghai, Shimen Road

Shanghai, Shimen Road (2011)

Xiaoli, a 16 year old Shanghainese boy, has recently turned 16, in the summer of 1988. His life revolves around his one-room apartment in a beautiful brick house in the picturesque Shikumen neighborhood of Da Zhongli which he shares with his grandfather. Xiaoli's grandfather was brought up in this neighborhood, and was one of original owners of the houses, built in the 1930s by British architects. More

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Shanghai, Shimen Road
CHF 26.00 / EUR 21.00

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Ufo In Her Eyes

Ufo In Her Eyes (2011)

A successful screen adaptation of a novel by renown Chinese writer, Xiaolu Guo, UFO in her Eyes is a hyper-vivid portrait of chaotic contemporary Chinese society. Has a flying saucer come to disrupt life in a village or is it simply the fantasy of an illiterate, attractive single lady? Starring Udo Kier. More

In Her Eyes - Ufo In Her Eyes DVD

In Her Eyes
CHF 26.00 / EUR 21.00

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Night Train - Ye che

Night Train - Ye che (2007)

From the 2008 Beijing olympic games to the avant-guard art scene, new chinese talent is heating up audiences around the world. Wu Hongyan, woman executioner in her thirties, works at the court in the province of Shaanxi in China, where she executes women condemned to death only. In spite of her macabre job, Wu Hongyan travels every weekend to a town nearby to join parties organized by a marriage bureau. More

Night Train - Ye che DVD

Night Train
CHF 26.00 / EUR 21.00

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Kekexili - Mountain Patrol

Kekexili - Mountain Patrol (2005)

When Beijing journalist Ga Yu arrives at the mystical camp of the Kekexili Mountain Patrol, he witnesses a Tibetan funeral and a village in mourning. Ga Yu is determined to uncover the real story behind the mysterious disappearance of patrol volunteers, the killing of rare Tibetan antelopes and the rumor that the Mountain Patrol collaborates with the poachers. Ga Yu joins a patrol headed out into 40,000 square kilometers of wilderness. More

Wo Ai Ni - I Love You

Wo Ai Ni - I Love You (2003)

Yi and Ju meet when the latter is about to marry Yi's best friend. After a senseless accidental death they meet again. The fall in love and soon get married. Everyday life arrives and the couple niddle-noddles between a desire for freedom and tenures. The dream of the great love turns out to be more difficult in daily life than expected... More

Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche

Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche (2001)

Beijing today. Guei has left his village behind and has come to the city with great expectations. It takes some time, however, before he finds himself a job as a bicycle courier, earning ten yuan for each trip. Should he manage to collect six hundred yuan, he would be in a position to buy his silver mountain bike – his pride and joy – and become its owner. For this reason, Guei doesn’t ever let the odd complaint from a disgruntled customer get him down. More

Beijing Bicycle DVD

Beijing Bicycle
CHF 23.00 / EUR 19.00

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Platform - Zhantai

Platform - Zhantai (2000)

In 1979, in a China undergoing rapid changes, it is still forbidden to listen to pop music. Platform is a record young people listen to in secret. Minliang and his friends, an official theatre company, present a play in praise of Mao Zedong. With the 1980s, the theatrical troupe’s life changes: pop music, permed hair, cigarettes… This feature film follows the artistic and emotional tribulations of the young artistes over a ten-year period against a backdrop of revolutionary disappointment, a bygone past and privatisation. More

Platform - Zhantai DVD

Platform
CHF 23.00 / EUR 19.00

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Sishi buhuo

Sishi buhuo (1992)

The news that his first wife was pregnant with a child when they separated some ten years ago comes to official photographer Cao Depai (Li Xuejian) like a thunderbolt out of the blue. Now she is dead, and the son that he never knew was found wandering the streets. He is afraid to tell his new wife about this extra mouth to feed, and at first he attempts to house the lad at his darkroom. However, the boy sneaks visits to his father's current home frequently in order to play with his step-siblings, and eventually they are discovered together. More

Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang

Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang (1991)

A blind master wanders through a mythic landscape of a terrific beauty to play his songs and sing his ballads. His whole life he's had one hope, one dream of another world: According to a prophecy he shall be able to see, if he has broken 1000 of his banjo strings. His blind disciple, on the contrary, doesn't want to rely on one hope. He longs for a woman's love... Does sight await the saint when the 1000th string breaks? Can the disciple's strength of character overcome provincial prejudice to win the hand of his love and a place in the village? More

Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang DVD

Life on a String
CHF 23.00 / EUR 19.00

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Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen

Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen (1990)

The young teacher Li Mingguang is to be murdered in the north of China because of having taken the virginity from the young girl Li Pingwa. The whole family wants to take revenge on him for that, even the whole village. Critical of society, the film is about the backgrounds origin of the deed. This is shown through the inquiries on the part of the prosecution, the conversations between the villagers and the social structures of the place. More

Dao ma tse - Dao ma zei

Dao ma tse - Dao ma zei (1985)

Norbu is a nomad who lives with his wife and his child in the mountainous highland of tibet as a shepherd. He belongs to an ethnic minority and from time to time he sees himself compelled to act as a horse thief in order to provide his family with food. But the day Norbu tries to steal some treasures of a temple the community excludes and banishes him. Living in exile, he loses his son. After his last theft of a horse he sacrifices himself in order to save his wife and his second child. More