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Bei xi mo shou

Zhao Liang China, 2015

Dana Dale's rating of the film Behemoth

The long, still camera shots let the viewer really examine the subject; focus is on human faces and daily life. Amazingly clear, sharp images; I can't imagine how they got some of this footage -- especially the sections in what must have been near darkness/without permission. The recurring image of the naked man reminds us this is more artistic statement than documentary. Similar to Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi.