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

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Song of the Fishermen
(Yugang Qu)

by CAI Chusheng

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A fisherman’s family, crowded out by industrial competition, try to find work in Shanghai. They fall foul of the city’s violence and are forced to sing in the street for their livelihood.

Song of the Fishermen was a huge box-office success and the first Chinese film to win an international award, in Moscow. Cai Chusheng’s film brings together the signs of popular culture in a city marked by modernity. The filmmaker takes advantage of this to hijack the filmic conventions of the time by setting a sustained pace and creating stimulating elliptical interplays.


  • Titre français
    Le chant des pêcheurs
  • Original title
    Yugang Qu
  • Titre international
    Song of the Fishermen
  • Photo
    Khou Ze
  • Interprétation
    Han Langen, Luo Peng, Shang Kwah-Wu, Wang Renmei
  • Production
    Lianhua Film Company
  • Ventes internationales
    China Film Archive
  • Support de projection
  • Ratio

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