Suzhou river

by Lou Ye

China, 2000, 85', colour



A motorcycle courier in his midtwenties is asked to drive the 16-year-old daughter of a smuggler. They fall in love, but when she figures out that he is kidnapping her for a ransom, she jumps into the river, and he is jailed for murder. After his release he meets a dancer – her alter ago.

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Lou Ye

 

Lóu Yè, born in 1965, is a Chinese film director. He is part of the so called “Sixth Generation” of Chinese filmmakers who have become internationally influential due to their somber and partly critical observations of modern Chinese society. He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film SUZHOU RIVER (2000) which won the prestigious Tiger Award in Rotterdam. He continued making international successful films PURPLE BUTTERFLY (2003), SUMMER PALACE (2006), and SPRING FEVER (2009) for which he has been invited to the competition of Cannes.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2012 LOVE AND BRUISES, uncompleted
2009 SPRING FEVER, Fiction, 116 min.
2006 SUMMER PALACE, Fiction, 140 min.
2003 PURPLE BUTTERFLY, Fiction, 127 min.
2000 SUZHOU RIVER, Fiction, 83 min.
1995 WEEKEND LOVER, Fiction, 98 min.

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Cast

Zhou Xun - Moudan & Meimei
Jia Hongsgeng - Mardar
Nai An - Mada
Yao Anlian - Boss
Hua Zhonkai - Lao B

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Lou Ye
Script: Lou Ye
Country of Production: China / Germany
Producer: Nai An, Philippe Bober
Associate Producer: Jian Wei Han, Asai Takashi, Brock Norman Brock, Susanne Marian
Production Company: Essential Filmproduktion GmbH
Cinematographer: Wang Yu
Editor: Karl Riedl
Production Design: Li Zhuoyi
Music: Jörg Lemberg

Technical Information

Category: Feature Film / Fiction
Original Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Format: 35mm / colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1.66
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SR
Number of Reels: 5
Footage: 2335m

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Rotterdam 2000, Competition


MAIN AWARDS

Rotterdam 2000, Tiger Award
Tokyo Filmex 2000, Grand Prix
Viennale 2000, FIPRESCI Prize
Paris 2000, Critics' Award
Fantasporto 2002, Grand Prix & Best actress

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS

Gijón 2000, Competition
Karlovy Vary 2000, Competition
Reykjavik 2000, Competition
Pusan 2000, Competition

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Year: 
2000
Duration: 
85'

Lou Ye

 Lóu Yè, born in 1965, is a Chinese film director. He is part of the so called “Sixth Generation” of Chinese filmmakers who have become internationally influential due to their somber and partly critical observations of modern Chinese society. He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film SUZHOU RIVER (2000) which won the prestigious Tiger Award in Rotterdam. He continued making international successful films PURPLE BUTTERFLY (2003), SUMMER PALACE (2006), and SPRING FEVER (2009) for which he has been invited to the competition of Cannes. 

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Country: 
China China



A motorcycle courier in his midtwenties is asked to drive the 16-year-old daughter of a smuggler. They fall in love, but when she figures out that he is kidnapping her for a ransom, she jumps into the river, and he is jailed for murder. After his release he meets a dancer – her alter ago.

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A motorcycle courier in his midtwenties is asked to drive the 16-year-old daughter of a smuggler. They fall in love, but when she figures out that he is kidnapping her for a ransom, she jumps into the river, and he is jailed for murder. After his release he meets a dancer – her alter ago.

Cast details: 

Zhou Xun - Moudan & Meimei
Jia Hongsgeng - Mardar
Nai An - Mada
Yao Anlian - Boss
Hua Zhonkai - Lao B

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Director: Lou Ye
Script: Lou Ye
Country of Production: China / Germany
Producer: Nai An, Philippe Bober
Associate Producer: Jian Wei Han, Asai Takashi, Brock Norman Brock, Susanne Marian
Production Company: Essential Filmproduktion GmbH
Cinematographer: Wang Yu
Editor: Karl Riedl
Production Design: Li Zhuoyi
Music: Jörg Lemberg

Technical Information

Category: Feature Film / Fiction
Original Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Format: 35mm / colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1.66
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SR
Number of Reels: 5
Footage: 2335m

Pressbook: 

Downloads : pictures

 


                                                  

                              

 

 

Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Rotterdam 2000, Competition


MAIN AWARDS

Rotterdam 2000, Tiger Award
Tokyo Filmex 2000, Grand Prix
Viennale 2000, FIPRESCI Prize
Paris 2000, Critics' Award
Fantasporto 2002, Grand Prix & Best actress

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS

Gijón 2000, Competition
Karlovy Vary 2000, Competition
Reykjavik 2000, Competition
Pusan 2000, Competition

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