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Ku Qian (2018)

Ku Qian
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In Yunnan province, Xiao Min, 15 years old, embarks in a long journey. Leaving her family, she’s on her way to start a new life with her cousins. They are going to work in some industrial city of eastern China, as seem to do many of the young people traveling the thousand of kilometers by their side in the bus and the train. At her work place, Xiao Min meets another migrant girl, Ling Ling, who’s been in this city for a long time. Long enough to be suffering from sleep disorder, anxiety and stress that make her life a misery. Her relation with her husband is in trouble, as living with little income pushes them into regular violent interaction, threats and fights. Victim of a work accident, her husband has lost his right hand and his dreams. Ling Ling is courageous enough to stand up to him, but friends and clients of her husband’s little shop seem to be the ones preventing the worst to happen. One of her good Samaritan, Lao Yeh, now 40, is one of the oldest resident in the neighborhood. He is in love with a co-worker, a married woman, with whom he likes to spend time talking. His life is otherwise quite empty, apart from the discussions with his dorm friend, Huang Lei, always dragging and complaining about his abusing boss and his tiny wages.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 12th, 2018 (Limited) by Icarus Films, released as Bitter Money
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 152 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, China, Immigration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: House on Fire, Gladys Glover, Chinese Shadows, Wil Productions, Fame Culture Media Company, LDT, Yisha Productions, ARTE France, Centre National du Cinema et de L Image Animee, Procirep Angoa, DMZ Doc Found, Hubert Bals Fund, Fondation F.A.M.S.
Production Countries: France,
Hong Kong

Production and Technical Credits

Gladys Glover    Producer
Dominique Auvray    Editor
Bing Wang    Editor
Emmanuel Soland    Sound Mixer
Sonia Buchman    Producer
Vincent Wang    Producer
Mao Hui    Producer
Wang Jia    Producer
Wang Yang    Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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