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The Resource Ren xiao yao : Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe, a New Yorker Films release ; Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; jian zhi, Shishan Shangsan, Li JieMing ; Jia Zhangke zuo pin ; bian ju, dao yan Jia Zhangke, (videorecording DVD)

Ren xiao yao : Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe, a New Yorker Films release ; Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; jian zhi, Shishan Shangsan, Li JieMing ; Jia Zhangke zuo pin ; bian ju, dao yan Jia Zhangke, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Ren xiao yao : Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe
Title
Ren xiao yao
Title remainder
Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe
Statement of responsibility
a New Yorker Films release ; Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; jian zhi, Shishan Shangsan, Li JieMing ; Jia Zhangke zuo pin ; bian ju, dao yan Jia Zhangke
Title variation
Unknown pleasures
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
Summary
In the industrial city of Datong in Shanxi province, the most dramatic events in the lives of the post 1980 generation take place on TV. Xiao Ji and Bin Bin are jobless, best friends who spend their limitless free time hanging around a pool hall, tooling around on mopeds, and coveting the American dollars that will get them out of their rut. Xiao Ji is interested in Qiao Qiao, a traveling dancer shilling for Mongolian King Liquor, but she can't escape the control of the minor racketeer who acts as her agent. Bin Bin is seeing studious Yuan Yuan, but she is about to leave to attend a university in Beijing. Inspired by the opening scene of "Pulp Fiction," the two friends hatch a comically misconceived robbery scheme to scrape up some quick money and escape their existential inertia. Promised prosperity and meaningful change, the young can't seem to find, much less reap, these benefits. The friends remain, ultimately, lost--on a misguided search for fleeting, unknown pleasures
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Yu Lik Wai ; editor, Chow Keung ; art director, Liang Jiang Dong ;
Date time place
Originally produced as a Chinese motion picture in 2002
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Mandarin with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.R45 2004
PerformerNote
Zhao Tao, Zhao Wei Wei, Wu Qiong
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jia, Zhangke
  • Li, Jieming
  • Ichiyama, Shōzō
  • Zhao, Tao
  • Zhao, Weiwei
  • Wu, Qiong
  • Ofisu Kitano
  • Lumen Films
  • E-Pictures, Inc
  • T-Mark, Inc
  • Hu Tong Communication (Firm)
  • Bitters End (Firm)
  • New Yorker Video (Firm)
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Bank robberies
  • Self-perception
  • Youth
  • Young men
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • China
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Ren xiao yao : Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe, a New Yorker Films release ; Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; jian zhi, Shishan Shangsan, Li JieMing ; Jia Zhangke zuo pin ; bian ju, dao yan Jia Zhangke, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Trailer (2 min.) ; New Yorker films [text feature] and trailers (7 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
You poor jerk -- Mongolian King Liquor girl -- Can't we be friends? -- Weird money -- Don't have the courage? -- Hospital -- No instant noodles? -- Having fun? -- On the bus -- That butterfly -- Give me the money -- Very optimistic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Isbn
9781567303391
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717119877446
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 87704
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54025799
  • (OCoLC)54025799
  • 766704
System details
DVD; 16/9 widescreen presentation, letterboxed for 4/3 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ren xiao yao : Unknown pleasures / Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; producers, Shozo Ichiyama, Li Kit-ming ; director/scriptwriter, Jia ZhangKe ; a film by Jia ZhangKe, a New Yorker Films release ; Office Kitano, Lumen Films, E-Pictures present ; a T-Mark, Inc., Hu Tong Communication production ; in association with Bitters End ; jian zhi, Shishan Shangsan, Li JieMing ; Jia Zhangke zuo pin ; bian ju, dao yan Jia Zhangke, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
Special features: Trailer (2 min.) ; New Yorker films [text feature] and trailers (7 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
You poor jerk -- Mongolian King Liquor girl -- Can't we be friends? -- Weird money -- Don't have the courage? -- Hospital -- No instant noodles? -- Having fun? -- On the bus -- That butterfly -- Give me the money -- Very optimistic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Isbn
9781567303391
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
717119877446
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 87704
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54025799
  • (OCoLC)54025799
  • 766704
System details
DVD; 16/9 widescreen presentation, letterboxed for 4/3 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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