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East Palace, West Palace

东宫西宫

18+ Restricted New
1h33m China 1996

Synopsis

Rotten Tomatoes 80% high rating!

After a random night raid in a local park, a young gay writer, A-Lan, is held for an intensive one-on-one interrogation. Unwanted memories offer glimpses of A-Lan’s tumultous childhood, first sexual experiences, forced farm labour, and his incessant search for love. Through the night, the interrogating officer confronts feelings that alternate between revulsion and fascination. An awkward love story unfolds.

"The first film to deal explicitly with gay life in China."-Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

Subtitles:English、Español、Bahasa Indonesia、繁體中文、简体中文、ภาษาไทย

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Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yuan
Awards: Cannes Film Festival 1997, Mar del Plata Film Festival 1996 - Best Director, Screenplay, Special Mention for Cinematography, Ljubljana International Film Festival 1997 - Best Film - Perspectives Section

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