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Editorial Reviews

""One of the most important directors working today." —Dennis Lim, The Village Voice

"Essential Viewing... One of the most impressive Chinese films I’ve ever seen." —Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Expansive and undeniably brilliant." —Ken Fox, TV Guide Online

The masterpiece of the New Chinese Cinema, Jia Zhang-ke's monumental Platform spans the turbulent 1980s by following four performers in the state-run Peasant Culture Group. Based in Fenyang, the director’s hometown in the remote western province of Shanxi, these "art workers" praise the late Chairman Mao with approved revolutionary classics. When Deng Xiao-ping institutes an "open door" cultural policy and China begins to move toward Western-influenced consumer capitalism, the newly privatized group starts to sport spandex and play electric guitars. It’s sex, cigarettes and rock-n-roll… until dreams are deferred. Platform, the precursor to Jia’s Unknown Pleasures, offers vivid insight into modern China. Rich in detail and beautifully shot, Jia’s epic yet intimate film exquisitely conveys a sense of time passing and ineluctable change.

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Special features

  • Interview with the Director (14 minutes)
  • Behind the Scenes (20 minutes)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Selections

Product details

  • Actors:  Tao Zhao Hongwei Wang
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Mandarin Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: New Yorker
  • DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0009WIE98
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,578 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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