East Palace West Palace (Dong gong xi gong) (Behind the Forbidden City) (1998)

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The film's title is Chinese slang for the bathrooms located on the edge of Tiannamen Square, favorite haunts of Beijing gays. Billed as the first mainland Chinese drama to deal openly with the subject of homosexuality, the film angered censors and this resulted in mainland authorities confiscating director Zhang Yuan's passport shortly after his return from Hong Kong on April 10, 1997 therefore preventing him from attending that year's Cannes Film Festival along with the film. Primarily a … More

Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Art House & International
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Michael Part, Wang Xiaobo, Zhang Jian, Zhang Yuan
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On DVD: Jul 28, 1998
Runtime:
Strand Releasing

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as Xiao Shi

as A Lan

as Female Thief

as Yamen Runner

as A-Lan, as a Boy

as A-Lan, as a Youth

as Streetcar

as A-Lan's Mother

as Sheherazade

as Ali Baba

as Jasmine

as Koos Koos

as Mr. Knockbest
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
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Full Review… | October 30, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Though too verbose and static, it's the first film to deal explicitly with gay life in China, and as such adds a panel to the growing body of movies about sexual politics in rigid societies.

Full Review… | July 2, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Sua inegável relevância política e social (especialmente à época de seu lançamento) infelizmente não se traduz em qualidade narrativa.

April 27, 2009
Cinema em Cena

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