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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

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.

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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