Documentaries. This crazy world 2010
Once Upon a Time Proletarian
  • Director: Xiaolu Guo (China)

    Was born in 1973. Xiaolu Guo is a Chinese novelist and filmmaker, who uses film and literary language to explore themes of alienation, memory, personal journeys, daily tragedies and develops her own vision of China's past and its future in a global environment.

United Kingdom,  China,  2009,  76 min.
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Documentaries. This crazy world

A revealing portrait of contemporary China in the post Marxist era which explores facets of socio-political life in China, by putting it in the context of globalisation and individualisation. Personal stories unfold with unexpected straightforwardness and a striking sense of humor: an old peasant who has lost his land, a millionaire in a stock exchange office, a country boy 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 who dream of becoming famous...

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