Modern China’s economic expansion, says director Jia Zhangke („The World“, „Still Life“) „has been so fast there’s been no room for the system to catch up with any kind of humanity.“ What happens to the people locked out of the economic success story, overwhelmed by these juggernaut changes? In this „bitter, brutal, often brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China“ we follow four characters: a miner, a migrant worker, a receptionist at a spa and a young factory worker, as they attempt to take matters into their own hands. This „despairing picture of a country ravaged by socio-economic woes and populated by exploited individuals pushed to acts of rage and destruction“ is a film whose „ambition and blistering anger

[will] sear themselves into your memory.“ (–non-Jia Zhangke quotes: Jon Frosch, The Atlantic)

Around 2013, presented by Mathias Bothor



Berlin Premiere 



OT: Tian zhu ding, 2013
Produktionsland: China, Japan
Produktion: Xstream Pictures Peking, Office Kitano Tokyo, Shanghai Film Group Corporation
Cast: JIANG Wu, WANG Baoqiang, ZHAO Tao, LUO Lanshan
Format: DCP / Farbe
Länge: 133 min.
Sprache: Mandarin / with German subtitles
World Sales: MK 2 Paris,
Dt. Verleih: Rapid Eye Movies Köln,
Festivals: Cannes, Karlovy Vary, München, Jerusalem, Auckland, Sarajewo, New York, Melbourne, Hawaii u.v.a.
Preise: Cannes “Bestes Drehbuch” u.a.