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391 Ratings


Xiao Wu

Directed by Jia Zhangke
China, 1997
Comedy, Crime, Drama


Xiao Wu is a small town pickpocket, drowning in his troubles and his love affair with a local hostess. After an epiphany he decides to break free from his criminal life, but how? The debut film of acclaimed director Jia Zhangke (The World).

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Pickpocket Directed by Jia Zhangke

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1998 | 2 wins including: Netpac Award

International Film Festival Rotterdam


BFI London Film Festival


San Francisco International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: SKYY Prize

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