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Da xiang xi di er zuo / An Elephant Sitting Still
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Four tragic destinies linked by a school accident: Bu, to protect a friend, pushes the school bully, Shuai, down the stairs; Ling, Bu’s classmate, wants to escape from her mother and her routine after being seduced by her teacher; Shuai’s older brother, Cheng, feels responsible for his best friend’s suicide and yearns to take revenge on Bu for his younger brother’s accident; and, finally, Mr. Wang, an enthusiastic pensioner who doesn’t want his son to put him into a home. The only way out for the protagonists seems to be to run away to the town of Manzhouli, where there is a sitting elephant that simply ignores the world. They only have 24 hours to solve their lives before the train starts moving...

BIOGRAPHY

Hu Bo studied Film Directing at the Beijing Film Academy. After the short films Distant Father and Fleeing by Night, both from 2014, Da xiang xi di er zuo (An Elephant Sitting Still) is his first feature film, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the last Berlinale. Tragically, this is also the last episode in his legacy: Hu Bo took his own life in October 2017, at the age of 29.

CAST & CREW
Director
Hu Bo
Screenplay
Hu Bo
Production
Dongchun Films Co., Ltd
Liu Xuan
Sales
Rediance Films
Distribution
Capricci Cine
Photography
Fan Chao
Edition
Hu Bo
Music
Hua Lun
Cast
Zhang Yu, Peng Yuchang, Wang Yuwen, Liu Congxi
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Running Time
234 m.
Country
China
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