Rent 24 City (2008)

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1h 47min
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Synopsis:
A compelling docudrama, '24 City' is set in the south-western city of Chengdu where a state-owned factory is being demolished to make way for a complex of luxury flats. Jia Zhangke's film weaves together the stories of three generations of factory workers, audaciously blurring the boundaries between documentary and fiction by subtly combining heartrending real-life interviews with scripted accounts performed by actors (including Joan Chen, The Last Emperor). Epic in scope and beautifully realised, '24 City' is an elegiac look back across 50 years of factory life which pays tribute to the workers and invites reflection on the radical changes taking place in modern China.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Shôzô Ichiyama, Zhangke Jia, Hong Wang
Writers:
Zhangke Jia, Yongming Zhai
Aka:
Er Shi Si Cheng Ji
Studio:
New Wave Films
Genres:
Documentary, Drama
Countries:
Hong Kong, Documentary, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/09/2010
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with Jia Zhangke by Scott Foundas – Courtesy of the Film Society of the Lincoln Center
  • "Cry me a river" – Short by Jia Zhangke
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2018
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Introduction by Tony Rayns
  • Jia Zhangke Interviewed by Scott Foundas, filmed at the New York Film Festival in 2008
  • The Making of 24 City, a featurette on the film's production
  • Cry Me a River (2008), a romantic short film directed by Jia Zhangke
  • Original Trailer

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