Archive of films Drifters / Er Di

2003, 116 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

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).


Arc Light Films
4th Floor, No. 19, Lane 2, Wan-li Street, ROC, 116, Taipei
Tel: +886 2 223 960 26-7, +886 2 223 076 39
Fax: +886 2 223 074 54

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Screenplay: Wang Xiaoshuai
Dir. of Photography: Wu Di
Music: Wang Feng
Editor: Liao Ching-song
Producer: Peggy Chiao
Production: Arc Light Films
Cast: Duan Long, Shu Yan, Wang Zhiliang
Contact: Arc Light Films

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