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

SHI JIE

V' 04

SHI JIE

World

Jia Zhangke
China/Japan/F, 2004
Fiction, 140min, OmeU

SHI JIE

Jia Zhangke
China/Japan/F, 2004
Fiction, 140min, OmeU

Actors: 
Chen Taisheng
Zhao Tao
Jiang Zhong-wei
Wang Yi-gun
Jing Jue

Production: 
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 

Shie Jie is a film about temporal disparity, globalisation and modern times. In a miniature theme park symbolically representing the universe from the Egyptian Pyramids to the Arc de Triomphe, Tao, a dancer entertaining tourists with flashy folklore, runs into the lonely security guard Taisheng. Their little love story, their emotions, their happiness and their disappointment are the real and living parts in an artificial, allegorical world where real relationships do not exist.