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|Men and Woman|
Actors: Yang Qing, Yu Bo, Zhang Kang, Yu Mengjie, Wei Jiangang
Director: Liu Bingjian
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
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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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."