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Dong Kingman

USA, 1954 (MIFF 1956, Chiaroscuro)

Director: James Wong Howe

This is the story. of an artist painting a watercolour. The mood is set &ndash: steel and brick, sunlight and shadow, noise and movement. The place is Chinatown.

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