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By Yingjin Zhang

A spouse to chinese language Cinema is a set of unique essays written by means of specialists in a number of disciplines that supply a finished assessment of the evolution and present country of chinese language cinema.
Represents the main accomplished assurance of chinese language cinema to date
Applies a multidisciplinary method that maps the increasing box of chinese language cinema in daring and definitive ways
Draws recognition to formerly missed parts reminiscent of diasporic filmmaking, autonomous documentary, movie types and strategies, queer aesthetics, big name reviews, movie and different arts or media
Features a number of chapters that discover China’s new industry economic climate, executive coverage, and perform, putting the difficult dating among movie and politics in a ancient and overseas context
Includes overviews of chinese language movie stories in chinese language and English courses

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In Money too Bresson shows his interest in young people as protagonists, though Yvon, initially an innocent victim of circumstance, is ultimately defeated by the chain of events that binds him to crime and punishment. At the end, like Bruno, Yvon confesses his wrongdoings but fails thereby to save himself. Unlike his Bressonian predecessor, Fontaine in Un Condamné à mort s’est échappé (A Man Escaped, 1956), Yvon is now a condemned murderer with little chance of escape. Michel, the antihero of Bresson’s Pickpocket (1959), resembles Bruno in The Child in following a life of petty crime that he justifies despite its apparent futility.

By 2005, for instance, unemployment accounted for almost twenty per cent of the regional population. indb 26 the cine ma o f t h e d ard e nne brot he r s 26/11/12 22:53:03 Things were very different in the region when Jean-Pierre Dardenne was born on 21 April 1951 in Engis and Luc Dardenne on 10 March 1954 in Awirs. Known for its lime and chemical plants, and once dubbed one of the most polluted places in Europe by no less a figure than Jean-Paul Sartre, Engis is a small town on the northern bank of the River Meuse, adjacent to Seraing, which lies on the southern bank.

Mizoguchi neither moralises nor sentimentalises its prostitute characters. Though all five women struggle financially in a cycle of payment and debt, they do what they do to survive, as the money is better than working for nothing at home. The system, a combination of government and employer, is always going to exploit them anyway by cheating them, turning them against one another, or threatening them with no work at all. There are of course other directors and other films that relate in some way to the Dardennes.

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