Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Unknown Pleasures
(Ren xiao yao)

by JIA Zhang-ke


Xiao Ji and Bin Bin are aging teenagers at a loose end. When Xiao meets the singer Qiao Qiao, he decides to approach her, but comes up against her mafioso protector.

After Platform, Jia Zhang-ke returns here to the tones of his first film, Xiao Wu, Artisan Pickpocket (1997, which was awarded at F3C): the idea of “bootleg” filmmaking, with a camera slung over his shoulder and melting into the crowd. With this film shot in betacam, the filmmaker and his cinematographer began working with digital images. Shortened distances, the mundane resolution of textures and tones and the harsh white colour encounter a raw reality against which the characters collide or even stumble.


  • Titre français
    Plaisirs inconnus
  • Original title
    Ren xiao yao
  • Titre international
    Unknown Pleasures
  • Scénario
    Jia Zhang-ke, Zhai Yongming
  • Photo
    Yu Lik-wai
  • Montage
    Chow Keung
  • Son
    Zhang Yang
  • Interprétation
    Zhao Wei Wei, Wu Qiong, Zhao Tao
  • Producteur délégué
    Li Kit Ming, Shozo Ichiyama
  • Distribution
    AD VITAM Distribution :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio

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