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					          CONTEMPORARY CINEMA: CHINESE CINEMA &
                      King of the Children
                (Hai zi wang; Kaige Chen, 1987)

Directed by Kaige Chen
Written by Jianjun He

Cast

Shaohua Chen
Yuan Xie
Xuewen Yang

1) In what ways does this film conform to the Fifth Generation movement? Does it
   deviate from the conventions of the movement? Can it be seen as a step in the
   direction of, or away from, a “Tradition of Quality”?

2) The theme of this film has often been misunderstood in the West. Just what is
   the theme of this film? Is the film critical of contemporary China and its
   government?

3) In what ways can we see the influence of traditional Chinese culture in this
   film, either thematically or stylistically?

4) What are the various influences – both positive and negative – that are evident
   in this film?

				
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