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Men and Woman
Men and Woman
Actors: Yang Qing, Yu Bo, Zhang Kang, Yu Mengjie, Wei Jiangang
Director: Liu Bingjian
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2004     1hr 29min

Originally banned on the Mainland, MEN AND WOMAN is one of the earliest films to come out of Communist China that deals directly with the issue of homosexuality in a humorous and honest way. Xia Bo, a shy boy from the cou...  more »


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Actors: Yang Qing, Yu Bo, Zhang Kang, Yu Mengjie, Wei Jiangang
Director: Liu Bingjian
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Water Bearer Films, Inc
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Certainly no "Farewell My Concubine"
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 08/02/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This movie moves incredibly slow. For example, instead of showing one second of pool and then going into dialogue between the pool players, they show a whole game of pool with no dialogue besides "Good move!" At one point, they film the outside of a bathroom for an entire minute: no dialogue, no actors, nothing. The thing to which Western gay male and lesbian viewers may relate is the heterosexism and compulsory heterosexuality. Straight characters frequently ask the gay main character if he has a girlfriend without once thinking that maybe he doesn't want one. They try to matchmake him with women, as if all men are attracted to women. I just cannot imagine anybody besides Sinologists enjoying this film."