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  • Omok Girl

    Omok Girl

    ★★★

    Gut gelaunter koreanischer Indie mit einer jungen Krawallschachtel als Hauptfigur, der man nicht am Go-Brett gegenüber sitzen will. Diese Schnuten sind tödlich! Ein harmloser Film, aber unterhaltsam.

  • From Its Mouth Came a River of High-End Residential Appliances

    From Its Mouth Came a River of High-End Residential Appliances

    ★★½

    Chinese tradition versus high-rising capitalism in this performative, experimental documentary. A good starting point for further exploration.

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  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★½

    Excellent, gritty and realistic account of a petty criminal left behind by his old pals that can adapt to new aggregational develeopments of contemporary chinese society. A bit too long, maybe, and losing its track in the last half hour, but that's just minor criticism in an overall superb film. Cinematography by genius Yu Lik-wai.

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★½

    Yes, this is maybe as good as it gets. Its biggest achievements surely are that this is not an empty popculture ballet without significant meaning orbiting around itself in a delirious hedonist fashion but bears, on the one hand, a lot of reference to actual ongoing developments (speak: anxieties) of society (The Zero Church as a religious cult, cf. A Guru is born (Takeshi Kitano), or 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)) and youth culture (panties-hentais versus punky chicks adoring pure love (cf.…