Summer Palace

Summer Palace

Summer Palace (2006)

Release : 2006-05-18
Genre : Drama, Romance
Runtime : 140 minutes
Company : Centre National de la Cinématographie, Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH, Dream Factory, Laurel Films, Norman Rosemont Productions, Rosem Films (F)
Cast : Hao Lei, Guo Xiaodong, Hu Ling, Zhang Xianmin, Lin Cui, Zeng Meihuizi
Language : zh, de


Descriptions Summer Palace

Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou Wei. Driven by obsessive passions they can neither understand nor control, their relationship becomes one of dangerous games – betrayals, recriminations, provocations – as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy and freedom. Was the only Asian film selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in 2006. In September of 2006, director Lou Ye was barred from making movies for five years because the film incorporated footage of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and wasn’t screened for Chinese officials. The Chinese government also demanded that all copies of the film be confiscated
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