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Suzhou River (2000)

Su Zhou he (original title)
The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

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Ye Lou

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Ye Lou (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Xun Zhou ... Meimei / Moudan
Hongshen Jia ... Mardar
Zhongkai Hua Zhongkai Hua ... Lao B.
Anlian Yao ... Boss
Nai An Nai An ... Xiao Hong
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The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the Suzhou, shows the river as a Chinese Styx, in which forgotten stories and mysteries come together. Mardar, a motorcycle courier in his mid-twenties, rides all over the city with all kinds of packages for his clients. He knows every inch and is successful thanks to the fact that he never asks questions. One day he is asked by a shady alcohol smuggler to deliver his sixteen-year-old daughter, Moudan, to her aunt. Mardar and Moudan grow fond of each other. But their tender happiness is disrupted when Moudan thinks that Mardar has kidnapped her for a ransom. She is so disappointed in him that she jumps off the bridge into the Suzhou River. Mardar is now suspected of murder. When a couple of years later he comes out of jail, he meets the dancer Meimei, an alter-ego of Moudan, and becomes fascinated by her. Written by Bastiaan van Gestel <geste002@wxs.nl>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Germany | China | France

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

11 October 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Suzhou See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,808, 12 November 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$96,330, 19 August 2001
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Dolby

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Color
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Interesting philosophy in this movie
5 December 2018 | by euroasiangeneticSee all my reviews

Lu Ye made himself infamous for the Chinese government by making dark side of China movies. And Suzhou River is no exception and we love him for it.

We follow the narrator around the Suzhou river while he is searching for a job as a photographer for a strip club. While there he falls inlove with a stripper named Mei Mei, while they are dating, another couple is dating at the same time, Mardar and Moudan, the two girls Mardar and Moudan has one thing in common, they have the same face.

This movie is ment to be a society critic movie, and why not since we are use to see a beautiful side of China some times an overdoing side. So why not show a hiding side. Even though it's difficult when we follow the eyes of the nameless narrator and never see his face but then again it's from 2000 most movies at that time were experimental which ended in 2008. But the story is intriguing and you can feel the atmosphere like you are there, 7/10.


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