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24 CITY

Er shi si cheng ji | 二十四城记

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Directed by Jia Zhangke
China, Hong Kong, 2008
Documentary, Drama
      Mandarin
      English & 4 more
      GENERAL

Synopsis

24 City chronicles the dramatic closing of a once-prosperous state-owned factory in Chengdu, southwest China and its conversion into a sprawling luxury apartment complex. Three generations, eight characters: old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History of China.

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A masterful film from Jia Zhangke, the acclaimed director of Still Life, this Cannes entry bursts with poetry, pop songs and striking visual detail, weaving together unforgettable stories from three generations.

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Synopsis

24 City chronicles the dramatic closing of a once-prosperous state-owned factory in Chengdu, southwest China and its conversion into a sprawling luxury apartment complex. Three generations, eight characters: old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History of China.

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24 CityDirected byJia Zhangke
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2008 | Nominee: Palme d'Or
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2009 | Nominee: Best Documentary
2008 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

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