Unknown Pleasures

Dir. Jia Zanke

China, Japan, France, Korea 2002 | Colour | 113mins | Cert 12

Cast: Zhao Tao, Bin Bin

Jobless best friends Xiao Ji and Bin Bin have lots of time on their hands. Time to wander around town on motorbikes; time to hang out at the smoky recreation centre. Their provincial city of Datong is closer to Mongolia and Beijing. But new highways are shortening the distance to the capital and television keeps them up-to-date on their nation's ever changing role in world politics and economy. For a nonchalant generation that sees the future dictated by financial gain, it's sometimes too difficult to resist the temptation of easy money...

Available on: DVD

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