Rent Shun Li and the Poet (2011)

3.8 of 5 from 64 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Andrea Segre's tender, subtle, award-winning drama tells the story of Shun Li, a Chinese immigrant working in a bar on a small island in the Veneto lagoon.
Though lonely at first Shun Li slowly strikes up a rapport with Bepi, a Slavic fisherman nicknamed 'The Poet', and the pair forge an unlikely yet intimate bond. However, both the local Italian community and Chinese immigrant population object to the relationship and they soon find themselves driven tragically apart...
Actors:
, , , , , Giordano Bacci, Spartaco Mainardi, Zhong Cheng, Wang Yuan, Amleto Voltolina, , Guo Qiang Xu, Sara Perini, Federico Hu, Hi Zhijian
Directors:
Andrea Segre
Producers:
Francesco Bonsembiante, Francesca Feder, Nicola Rosada
Writers:
Andrea Segre
Aka:
Io Sono Li
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Italy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/09/2013
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
Italian, Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of Shun Li and the Poet

Aggressive male cultures versus female humanity - Shun Li and the Poet review by TE

Spoiler Alert
27/03/2019

Beautifully told story of a Chinese economic migrant desperately trying to make a living for herself and her child back home.

The harsh, macho environment of this trade is contrasted tellingly with the inner worlds of the women workers. When these inner worlds encounter the traditional values of the small Italian fishing town, there can only be one winner.

The performances here are pitch perfect.

It's almost a 5 star film but it teeters a little too near the brink of sentimentality at times. However, it's a very rewarding watch.

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