VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

REN XIAO YAO

V' 02

REN XIAO YAO

UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Jia Zhangke
J/F/Südkorea, 2002
Fiction, 113min, OmeU

REN XIAO YAO

Jia Zhangke
J/F/Südkorea, 2002
Fiction, 113min, OmeU

Actors: 
Zhao Tao
Qiao Qiao
Zhao Weiwei
Bin Bin
Wu Qiong
Xiao Ji
Zhou Qingfeng
Yuan Yuan
Wang Hongwei
Xiao Wu
Bai Ru
Bin Bins Mutter
Liu Xian
Xiao Jis Vater
Screenplay: 
Jia Zhangke
Sound: 
Zhang Yang
Camera: 
Yu Lik Wai
Editor: 
Chow Keung
Decoration: 
Liang Jiangdong

Production: 
Office Kitano 5-4-14 Akasaka, Minatoku Tokyo 107-0052, Japan T 3 3588 8121 usui@office-kitano.co.jp
World Sales: 
2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 03 70 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Jobless best friends Xiao Ji and Bin Bin have lots of time on their hands. Xiao Ji has a crush on Qiao Qiao, a pretty dancer/model. The fact she has a thug boyfriend doesnt seem to bother him. He doesnt see the point of living past the age of 30. Bin Bins mother thinks her son should join the army, while Bin Bin doesnt believe the future exists. Their provincial city of Datong is closer to Mongolia than to Beijing. But new highways are shortening the distance to the capital, and television keeps them up-to-date on Chinas ever-changing role in world politics and economy. For a generation that sees the future dictated by financial gain, its sometimes difficult to resist the temptation of easy money.