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The Pickpocket
(Xiao wu)

by JIA Zhang-ke


Xiao Yong and Xiao Wu used to be great pals. They were comrades in street fights in their boyhood and pickpocket associates in their adolescence. Today, in Fenyang, a godforsaken city in inland China, Xiao Wu is still a pickpocket with a sort of artisan devotion, while Xiao Yong is thinking big. With his cigarette trafficking business, Xiao Yong is now an eminent
nouveau riche. Xiao Wu feels somewhat betrayed, yet he keeps thinking they will remain best friends until the end of time.
Mei Mei is Xiao Wu’s part-time lover. He met this strong woman from Northern China in a karaoke bar. From time to time, Xiao Wu wants to return to his native mountain village to see his father Liang Chang and his family…

  • Titre français
    Xiao Wu, artisan pickpocket
  • Original title
    Xiao wu
  • Titre international
    The Pickpocket
  • Scénario
    Jia Zhang-ke
  • Photo
    Yu Lik-wai
  • Montage
    Lin Xiao-ling
  • Son
    Lin Xiao-ling
  • Production
    Radiant Advertising
  • Prix obtenus
    Montgolfière d'Or, F3C 1998
  • Sous-titrage

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