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People's Republic of Desire fascinates and repels in equal measure with a sadly illuminating look at the intersection between technology and our relationship with celebrity. Read critic reviews

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Three young characters -- a singer, a comedian and a migrant worker -- search for fame, fortune and human connection by livestreaming their talents online.

Cast & Crew

Hao Wu
Director
Jean Tsien
Executive Producer
Hao Wu
Producer
Hao Wu
Cinematographer
Hao Wu
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Michael Tuller
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (1)

  • In this thematic emphasis, Wu points to the hollowness of a lot of Internet culture-his subjects are bound by a desire to lose themselves in a fleeting sense of fame.

    December 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's all a little dizzying, and truly dispiriting. Wu unpacks a heady system and makes sense of it for newbies.

    December 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Equally fascinating, sad and scary...

    December 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • People's Republic of Desire is equal shares fascinating and depressing, often at the same time.

    November 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The ability of "People's Republic of Desire" to show these familiar desires playing out in futuristic surroundings is invariably surprising and never less than compelling.

    November 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A chillingly sad document of where the human spirit is at, and where it may be going.

    November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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