France - Hong Kong | 2016 | Color | Documentary | 152 min  

苦钱 / Ku QIan

DCP | Chinese | 16:9 | Dolby 5.1



In a fast growing city of east China, migrants have been arriving and living for a dream of a better life. But what they find there is little opportunities and poor living conditions that push people, even couples, into violent and oppressive relations. XIAO Ming, LING Ling and LAO Yeh are some of the characters of this bitter chronicle of today China.










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 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- Biennale di Venezia 2016, Orizzonti Competition

- South Korea DMZ Film Festival 2016

- Festival du Nouveau cinema Montreal 2016

- Rio International Film festival 2016

- Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2016

- Tokyo FILMeX 2016

- Seoul Independent Film Festival 2016

- Zagreb Human Rights Film Festival 2016

- Film Comment Selects 2016, Film Society of Lincoln Center


Dominique Auvray

Wang Bing

Maeda Yoshitaka

Liu Xianhui

Shan Xiaohui

Song Yang

Wang Bing

Sonia Buchman

Nicolas De La Mothe

Vincent Wang

Mao Hui

Wang Jia

Wang Yang

Liang Ying

Wang Di

House on Fire

Gladys Glover

Chinese Shadows

Fame Culture Media Co Ltd,

Wil Production

Yisha Production

Arte France - La Lucarne

Pyramide International


- Biennale di Venezia 2016

            Best Screenplay

- Zagreb Human Rights Film Festival 2016

            Human Rights Film Network Award