Dead Pigs (2018)

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A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an ambitious expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly modernizing Shanghai, China. Based on true events.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

An antidote to China's weightier arthouse output, settling the stomach after too much stolid social realism, effervescent as an alka-seltzer.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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Delightfully quirky.

Jan 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Yan's characters, regardless of which side of the social hierarchy they fall on, are layered and feel like real people rather than caricatures.

Dec 10, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Dead Pigs is an acerbic commentary on modern China, wrapped in an absurdist comedy and an oddball family drama

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It is bitingly satirical, trenchantly observant, and features a cast of characters that runs the entire social gamut. It is also deeply rooted in actual, documented events.

Jan 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Dead Pigs is a weird, weird ride. Weird in a good way? Sure, sometimes. The film is unique.

Jan 24, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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