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Shanghai Panic
Shanghai Panic
Actor: Zhou Zijie; Li Zhinan; Yang Yuting; Mian Mian
Director: Andrew Y-S Cheng
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2006     1hr 31min

Cantonese with English subtitles. Bei is a young Shanghai man, a former ballet star, who has had a fever for the better part of a month. He has little red dots all over his body and feels run down. Worried that he has cont...  more »

     
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Actor: Zhou Zijie; Li Zhinan; Yang Yuting; Mian Mian
Director: Andrew Y-S Cheng
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Ariztical Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/23/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 31min
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

Cutting edge feature from China
G. Anthony Hecht Jr. | Washington, DC USA | 05/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Based on a novel by Mian Mian (the actress who plays Casper) called We Are Panic, which is now banned by the communist Chinese Government. This feature gives us a glimpse into the lives of 4 Shanghai teenagers, who are part of the current 'lost generation' of Chinese kids, brought about by China's one child policy. They experiment with drugs and sexuality in an explicit but not voyeuristic manner. The first half of the film centres around an HIV panic in a group of clubbing friends, but then spreads out into other 'panics' amongst the group of friends. The film is not directed in the conventional sense as it is shot in a documentary style, giving it a visceral gritty feeling of reality, following the 'lost' teenagers through the seedy streets of late night Shanghai. This being an independent feature, showing the true reality of Shanghai, not usually seen in Chinese films that and as a result got only a few viewings within China. Best described as a Chinese Larry Clark film, with gritty and dark subject matter with little not shown off screen."