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Once Upon A Time Proletarian

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Synopsis

A revealing portrait of contemporary China in the post Marxist era which explores the facets of Chinese socio-political life, by putting it in the context of globalisation and individualisation.

Personal stories unfold in an unexpected straightforwardness and with a striking sense of humour: an old peasant who has lost his land, a millionaire chatting with his mate in a stock exchange office, a young migrant who came to the city to wash cars, a weapon factory worker who wishes Mao was still alive, a successful hotel owner who praises the government’s liberal economy policies, and young kids whose dream is to become a famous western artist - all addressing contemporary issues that trespass borders and blur the socio-political lines into a globalised world of shared values and collective problems.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
76mins
Director
Xiaolu Guo
Producer
Xiaolu Guo, Pamela Casey
Screenwriter
Xiaolu Guo
Director of Photography
Xiaolu Guo

Genre

Production Company

Pamela Casey
Chapter Two Films

pfcasey@gmail.com
http://www.guoxiaolu.com