Jianxin Huang

Huang Jianxin (黄建新; born 1954) is a Chinese film director.

He is normally considered part of the fifth generation of Chinese filmmakers (a group that includes Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and Tian Zhuangzhuang), due to shared traits in his works, although he was not a strictly a member of the inaugural 1982 class of the Beijing Film Academy.

Additionally, Huang’s films are distinguished from his contemporaries in that they focused on urban contemporary life, as contrasted to historical period dramas, as well as for their satirical observations of the Chinese bureaucracy.

Huang Jianxin Filmography


Poster for the movie "Zhanzhi luo bie paxia"

Zhanzhi luo bie paxia

Zhanzhi luo bie paxia (1993) — — – 6 November 1993 Your rating: Not rated yet! Director:  Jianxin Huang Stars:  Shichang Da, Feng Gong, Zhenhua Niu … Read more

Poster for the movie "Mai fu"

Mai fu

Hailed by the Chinese government as one of the ten best films of the 1996-97 season, this irony-laced light drama is based on a novel by Fang Fang, and begins with the brutal slaying and robbery of a dock worker’s family. The city assigns one of its best detectives, Yan Gao to find “the Wise One,” the crime lord behind the murders. To do this, Yan sets up a series of surveillance sights around the … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Wooden Man's Bride"

The Wooden Man’s Bride

Emerging from the Chinese film renaissance of the 1990s (Raise the Red Lantern, Farewell My Concubine) this haunting folk tale set in rural China in the 1920s tells the story of a young woman forces to grieve the death of a man she was destined to marry. Combining astonishing visuals with intriguing plot turns, this moving drama is not to be missed. When the spirited Young Mistress (Wang Lan) is kidnapped on the way to … Read more

Poster for the movie "Back to Back, Face to Face"

Back to Back, Face to Face

Wang Shuangli is Deputy Director of the local Cultural Centre, and hopes to be appointed Director. However Old Ma is brought in from the country and installed as Director. This starts a long train of events with Wang’s cronies using the bureaucracy to try to oust the new director. At home, Wang has problems because his father wants Wang to have a son to carry on the family name. However, because of the one-child policy, … Read more

Poster for the movie "Dislocation"


Engineer Zhao Shuxin has been promoted and clones a robot in his image to attend his meetings, resulting in comic situations.

Poster for the movie "The Black Cannon Incident"

The Black Cannon Incident

A key Fifth Generation work released during the second phase of Deng Xiaoping’s social and economic reforms, this robust social satire delightfully depicts the clash between the rising class of rapid industrial modernizers and old Party cadres with a serious Cultural Revolution hangover. The film chronicles the Kafkaesque predicament of a bumbling factory translator who is suspected of industrial espionage after sending an innocent telegram that is intercepted by a militant snoop. (The “black cannon” … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Marriage Certificate"

The Marriage Certificate

The wife of a prominent psychiatrist can’t find her marriage certificate one day. This “jiehunzheng” is all important. Without it, the family officially has never existed, including the daughter. The couple go on a wild goose chase through the Chinese bureaucracy, meeting catch-22 all the way….they need a certificate to get a new one, etc. They even journey back to the People’s Commune where they met, now the site of modern private enterprises where nobody … Read more