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15.-21. januar 2018

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An older government official rapes two 12-year-old girls in a hotel in a quiet Chinese resort town. The only witness who can corroborate the girls' story is Mia, a teenager working at the hotel. She is an illegal alien with no work permit, hence in dire circumstances herself.

The movie quickly focuses on two female protagonists: Mia and Wen – one of the assault victims. Wen depends on Mia's testimony to get justice, but both of them are essentially defenseless facing a corrupt system. Mia and Wen must fend for themselves the best they can as the faceless men play with their lives.

The story is told in a restraint manner. The violence and abuse of power are central themes in the movie, but they are never blatantly shown. The acts of abuse are rather portrayed through the close-up images of the effects they have on their female protagonists. This makes for an, in many ways more harrowing story of violence against women.

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Orginal title: 
JIA NIAN HUA
Director: 
Vivian Qu
Screenplay: 
Vivian Qu
Photography: 
Benoit Dervaux
Actors: 
Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke, Liu Weiwei, Geng Le, Peng Jing
Run time: 
1 hour 47 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
China and
France
Producer: 
Sean Cheng, Alain de la Mata
Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Vivian Qu is Chinese feature film director and producer. She made her debut with TRAP STREET in 2013. Qu is firmly anchored in the Chinese independent cinema, and her noir-style features spotlights corruption and abuse of power in China.