CinemAsia at Home Lunar New Year release of MANCHURIAN TIGER 東北虎
Upcoming film release Thursday 26 January 20:00
Available for one month until the next CinemAsia at Home film releases.
January At Home Lunar New Year treat!
Special Lunar New Year price € 4,99
MANCHURIAN TIGER 東北虎 (China 2021) synopsis
Truck driver Xu Dong has to send his beloved dog away when his pregnant wife, Meiling, approaches her due date. By coincidence, Ma Qianli, a real estate developer heavily in debt, now becomes the new dog owner. When later confronted by debt collectors, Ma has to cook the dog to treat them. The death of the dog turns the two frustrated men into foes. Xu seeks vengeance with rage though after several failed attempts, he finds himself sympathizing with Ma’s plight and impossible to carry on with the plan. Meanwhile, Meiling finds out about Xu’s love affair.
Inextinguishable hatred spreads among the three. Just like the Manchurian tiger who has grown used to being fed by the zoo keepers, people are also trapped in their mundane absurdity of life, bathing under the sun that shines through the cage.
About director Geng Jun 耿軍
Geng Jun grew up in Heilongjiang, China. Without any film school training, he moved to Beijing and directed many films including HAWTHORN (Short, 2002), DIARY IN BULK (Short, 2003), BARBECUE (2004), YOUTH (2008), AIRPLANE (Short, 2012) and THE HAMMER AND THE SICKLE ARE SLEEPING (Short, 2013). He gained more attention with FREE AND EASY (2016) when it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival and received four major nominations at Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival including Best Film and Best Director. His most recent film MANCHURIAN TIGER (2021) won the top distinction of Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival.
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