For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Troubled Laughter

Ku nao ren de xiao

Directed by Deng Yimin, Yang Yanjin
China, 1981


A newspaper reporter returns to his job, after several years manual labour, in the period governed by the Gang of Four who have strict controls over newspapers. The journalist gradually becomes aware of the situation and has to decide whether to conform or write what he thinks.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Troubled Laughter Directed by Deng Yimin, Yang Yanjin