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Song at Midnight
(Ye ban ge sheng)

by MA-XU Weibang

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In a dilapidated theatre inhabited by spiders and rats, a theatre troupe takes over some of the space to begin rehearsing a play. The lead singer is in want of inspiration; he receives the help of a strange ghost who refuses to show himself. This is none other than Song Danping, a young revolutionary singer with an acid-disfigured face, who had apparently died several years before.

An adaptation of the Phantom of the Opera, Song at Midnight is considered one of the first Chinese “horror” films. Inspired both by expressionism and activist cinema, Ma-Xu Weibang has made a singular film that stands out for its economy of means and the intelligence of its mise en scène.

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  • Titre français
    Le chant de minuit
  • Original title
    Ye ban ge sheng
  • Titre international
    Song at Midnight
  • Scénario
    Ma-Xu Weibang
  • Adaptation
    Gaston Leroux
  • Photo
    Xue Boqing, Yu Xingsan
  • Montage
    Chen Yinqing
  • Musique
    X. Xinghai
  • Interprétation
    Gu Menghe, Hu Ping, Jin Shan
  • Production
    Xinhua Film Company
  • Producteur délégué
    Zhang Shankun
  • Décors
    Mou Yiyan, Zhang Yunqao
  • Ventes internationales
    China Film Archive
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:37

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