Archive of films Drifters / Er Di
2003, 116 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
The story of Er Di, a young man repatriated to China after illegally emigrating to the USA, and Xiao Nu, a girl from a travelling Shanghai opera troupe, another lonely soul living a life without a future.
Er Di is the town celebrity – but only because after multiple attempts he finally succeeded in emigrating to the West, to the USA. He manages to live there for a few years until, unfortunately, he is caught and forced to return. Back in his hometown he spends his days as a slacker, busy doing nothing. He’s only got two things on his mind: his son and Xiao Nu, a girl from a travelling Shanghai opera troupe, another lonely soul living a life without a future. Something akin to romance develops between them, but not even this has any future.
About the director
Wang Xiaoshuai (b. 1966, Shanghai, China) received international acclaim for Beijing Bicycle (2001), a film screened at Karlovy Vary. But before that he directed several other interesting films: The Days (1993), Frozen (1995), So Close to Paradise (1998) and The House (1999).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Wu Di|
|Production:||Arc Light Films|
|Cast:||Duan Long, Shu Yan, Wang Zhiliang|
|Contact:||Arc Light Films|