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Derek

A not-so-subtle portrayal of the soullessness of capitalism and the brutality of life at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder. Nothing too profound here.

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kenneth

joshua, your comments are very interesting, but maybe the narrow focus on the poiltics marks your reactions more than mine. the politics frame sequences heavily invested in affect, and the affect in each plays off the other, as if entangled. that set of coincidences plays melodramatically, ...Read more

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Leif

Identify the problem, global fascism. There is nothing short sighted when you have to live it, film your self starving in the streets homeless then come talk to me about short sighted. Its the truth you have been google censored and academically desensitized to not accept, and your selfish ...Read more

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Joshua

Admittedly, this was a bit of a disappointment given how I've loved Jia Zhangke's earlier films. This has admirable qualities but only amounts to polemical rhetoric. His critiques on an increasingly capitalist China due to globalization in a post-Deng Xiaoping era are perfectly founded but ...Read more

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Kyle

Obviously, this film is a polemic about China in the 21st century and how its uniquely oppressive economic paradigm effects those on the lowest rungs of its ladder. But maybe the real essence of the film isn't something so particular as "capitalism in 21st century China," but rather an ...Read more

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Zoe

I really enjoyed your comment and wondered about the "and what." I feel like the film itself, the act of making it, could be the "and what" because it was/is so controversial and defiant. But maybe that's a cop-out. It is totally mesmerizing to watch though!

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Joshua

Zoe, you make a good point. The film's existence is certainly a testament to Jia Zhangke's bravery and it probably should be commended for raising this dialogue and bringing it to an international audience. I was likewise entranced but I still feel that the film is too narrow and heavy-handed ...Read more

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Anonymous

A forbidden movie in China

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Bailey

and?? that's all you can add. Today is Sunday. how about that?