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Ren xiao yao / Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe

{21301f}{305c26}遥 [videorecording] / a New Yorker Films release ; Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; 监制 市山尚三, 李杰明 ; 贾樟柯作品 ; 编剧, 导演贾樟柯 = Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe.

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Material Type
DVD
Publication Info.
[Tokyo] : Office Kitano ; New York, NY : Distributed byNew Yorker Video, [2002]
Publication Info.
©2004

Details

Description
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details
DVD; 16/9 widescreen presentation, letterboxed for 4/3 televisions.
Cast
Zhao Tao, Zhao Wei Wei, Wu Qiong.
赵涛, 赵维威, 吴琼.
Credits
Director of photography, Yu Lik Wai ; editor, Chow Keung ; art director, Liang Jiang Dong ; .
摄影, 余力为; 剪辑, 周强.
Event
Originally produced as a Chinese motion picture in 2002.
Summary
In the industrial city of Datong in Shanxi province, the most dramatic events in the lives of the post 1980 generation take place on TV. Xiao Ji and Bin Bin are jobless, best friends who spend their limitless free time hanging around a pool hall, tooling around on mopeds, and coveting the American dollars that will get them out of their rut. Xiao Ji is interested in Qiao Qiao, a traveling dancer shilling for Mongolian King Liquor, but she can't escape the control of the minor racketeer who acts as her agent. Bin Bin is seeing studious Yuan Yuan, but she is about to leave to attend a university in Beijing. Inspired by the opening scene of "Pulp Fiction," the two friends hatch a comically misconceived robbery scheme to scrape up some quick money and escape their existential inertia. Promised prosperity and meaningful change, the young can't seem to find, much less reap, these benefits. The friends remain, ultimately, lost--on a misguided search for fleeting, unknown pleasures.
Contents
You poor jerk -- Mongolian King Liquor girl -- Can't we be friends? -- Weird money -- Don't have the courage? -- Hospital -- No instant noodles? -- Having fun? -- On the bus -- That butterfly -- Give me the money -- Very optimistic.
Note
Special features: Trailer (2 min.) ; New Yorker films [text feature] and trailers (7 min.).
Language
In Mandarin with optional English subtitles.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
Subject
Young men -- Drama.
Bank robberies -- Drama.
Self-perception -- Drama.
Youth -- China -- Drama.
Young men -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Alienation (Social psychology) -- Drama.
Juvenile delinquents -- China -- Drama.
China -- Drama.
Genre/Form
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Motion pictures, Chinese.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author
Jia, Zhangke, 1970-
贾, 樟 柯 1970-
Li, Jieming.
Ichiyama, Shōzō.
Zhao, Tao, 1978-
赵涛, 1978-
Zhao, Wei Wei.
赵维威.
Wu, Qiong.
吴琼.
Ofisu Kitano.
Lumen Films.
E-Pictures, Inc.
T-Mark, Inc.
Hu Tong Communication (Firm)
Bitters End, Inc.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
Added Title
Unknown pleasures
ISBN
1567303390
9781567303391
Standard No.
717119877446
Music No.
DVD 87704 New Yorker Video