East Palace West Palace (1996)

East Palace West Palace (1996)
 

Director Yuan Zhang

Writer Wang Xiaobo, Yuan Zhang

Genre Drama

Year 1996

Actors Si Han, Jun Hu, Jing Ye, Wei Zhao

IMDB : 6.4 (777 votes)


 

Description In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.

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