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The Temple

China, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Experimental Shorts)

Director: Joanna Vasquez Arong

The Temple

"I am living a Balzacian life". Dirty dishes, champagne, Beijing nights and gun play. Bold editing creates an unsettling portrait of a foreigner in China.


D/P/S Joanna Vasquez Arong L English, Mandarin w/English subtitles TD video/col/2005/5mins

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