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Yuan Zhang

East Palace, West Palace (Dong gong xi gong)

90' - 1997 - Drama - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: Yuan Zhang Composer: Min Xiang With: Si Han, Jun Hu, Jing Ye
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 fit 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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Credits

Director

Yuan Zhang

Composer

Min Xiang

With

Si Han, Jun Hu, Jing Ye

Scenario

Yuan Zhang, Xiaobo Wang

Director of Photography

Jian Zhang

Editor

Vincent Lévy

Producer

Christophe Jung, Christophe Ménager, Yuan Zhang

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin

Countries of production

China

Year

1997

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