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