REN XIAO YAO
Directed by : JIA Zhang-Ke
Year of production : 2002 Country : JAPAN, FRANCE, KOREA,REPUBLICOF, CHINA
Length : 113 minutes
Jobless best friends Xiao Ji and Bin Bin have lots of time on their hands. Time to wander around town on motorbikes; time to hang out at the smoky recreation center.
Xiao Ji has a crush on pretty Qiao Qiao, a dancer-model who's landed a gig promoting Mongolian King Liquor. The fact she has a thug boyfriend doesn't seem to bother Xiao Ji. He relates life to American crime dramas. He doesn't see the point of living past the age of 30.
Bin Bin's mother thinks joining the army is the answer to her son's future. His girlfriend will be going away to a Beijing university for a future in international trade. Bin Bin likes holding hands, listening to karaoke favorites and watching Monkey King animation. He doesn't believe the future exists.
Their provincial city of Datong is closer to Mongolia
JIA Zhang-Ke - Director
Lik Wai YU - Cinematography
Keung CHOW - Film Editor
JIA Zhang-Ke - Script / Dialogue
Jiang Dong LIANG - Set decorator
Qiong WU - Xiao Ji
Wei Wei ZHAO - Bin Bin
Qing Feng ZHOU - Yuan Yuan
Hong Wei WANG - Xiao Wu
Xi An LIU - Xiao Ji's Father
Ru BAI - Bin Bin's Mother
ZHAO Tao - Qiao Qiao