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I Love Beijing (2001)

Cast: Yu Lei, Zu Baitao, Zu Baitao, more...
Director: Ning Ying, Ning Ying
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Studio: Facets
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, Romantic Comedy, China
Running Time: 99 min.
Languages: Chinese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Filmmaker Ning Ying returns to her favorite theme -- the gradual decay of traditional Chinese values and culture at the dawn of the 21st century -- in this low-key drama. Desi (Yu Lei) is a cab driver who has recently broken up with his wife. Lonely, Desi is searching for a new love, and as he drifts through Beijing in search of fares and a girlfriend, he sees a city that is increasingly bending to the influence of the West, with traditional pastimes and customs forced to make way for the onslaught of the free-market economy. Xiari Nuanyangyang has been screened on the international film festival circuit in two different versions; the cut shown at the 2001 Rotterdam Film Festival ran 99 minutes, while the film was only 79 minutes when it appeared at the Berlin Film Festival that same year. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide



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