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100 Ratings

Blind Shaft

Mang Jing

Directed by Li Yang
China, Germany, 2003


Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident hushed up. For their latest “mark,” they choose a naive teenager from a small village.

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Blind Shaft Directed by Li Yang

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2003 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Artistic Achievement

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2003 | 3 wins including: ADF Cinematography Award

Tribeca Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Best Narrative Feature

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2003 | Special Mention: New Director's Award

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