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

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January 1, 2000
The Chinese authorities were not pleased with this work, supposedly the first openly gay film to come out of Red China.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 27, 2009
Sua inegável relevância política e social (especialmente à época de seu lançamento) infelizmente não se traduz em qualidade narrativa.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2001
[Has] a sophistication and haunting complexity that would be the pride of any open Western auteur.
July 11, 2004
Feels like a stage play with two characters in a single room, but the way the story delicately unfolds keeps us gripped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2011
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 | Original Score: B
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