2011-2020ChinaDramaShort FilmZhangke Jia

Jia Zhangke – Ying sheng AKA The Hedonists (2016)

In China, three unemployed Shanxi laborers are looking for work. Their last hope is to be employed as performers in a surreal amusement park.

Tony Rayns wrote:
A showstopper, a funny/sad tale of three unemployed miners – their faces will be familiar to fans of Jia’s films – trying for ridiculous new jobs as bodyguards and theme-park actors.

Daniel Kasman wrote:
The Hedonists is this elegant director in comic mode, believe it or not. The 26-minute short is a wicked satire… Jia treats each firing as dryly ironic rather than tragic, and like some silent comedy the three decide to team up to apply for different jobs.

1.17GB | 25 min 52 s | 1280×694 | mkv



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