East Palace West Palace (1996) - Dong gong xi gong

East Palace West Palace (1996)
Country: China
Release Year: 1996
Aka: Dong gong xi gong
Director: Zhang Yuan
Writer: Zhang Yuan, Wang Xiaobo
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min
Cast:Si Han, Hu Jun, Ye Jing, Zhao Wei
Studio:Quelqu'Un D'Autre Productions
Amazon Entertainment Ltd.
Ocean Films, Strand Releasing
Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119007/
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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.

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