Bitter Money (Ku Qian) (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bitter Money (Ku Qian) (2016)

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Director Bing Wang takes a look at a day in the life of a migrant worker in China's garment industry in this enlightening documentary.

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Critic Reviews for Bitter Money (Ku Qian)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

We are not, as in so many a contemporary documentary, made to merely identify with the position of cameraperson, but are forced to consider and find our own ethical and political positions.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not clear that the director quite found what he was looking for.

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The latest in a series of documentaries taking up the cause of Chinese workers that incorporates the socialist outlook that the state has abandoned even as it continues to pay lip-service to Karl Marx.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…

There is a lot of life going on in Bitter Money, as everyone tries to get by as best they can. Recommended for admirers of Wang's intense examination of the human condition in contemporary China.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Wang Bing's Bitter Money straddles a line between raw information and a formed, if open-ended, narrative. More

January 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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