China-Underground Movie Database > Movies > Tang Shu Shuen > China Behind

China Behind

Share
Poster for the movie "China Behind"

China Behind (1978)

110 min - Drama - 24 January 1978
Your rating:
Not rated yet!

A group of Mainlanders fleeing the Cultural Revolution risk all to reach the adjacent British ‘haven’ of Hong Kong; yet what they find there is a far cry from their dreams of liberty. China Behind, one of the most politically daring films of 70s Hong Kong cinema, is the second feature by Cecile Tang, who was highly influenced by the French New Wave. The film was banned for over a decade by the Hong Kong government, and is a damning indictment of both the socialist and free-market ‘utopias.’

Director:  Tang Shu Shuen
Stars: 

Photos

No images were imported for this movie.

Storyline

A group of Mainlanders fleeing the Cultural Revolution risk all to reach the adjacent British ‘haven’ of Hong Kong; yet what they find there is a far cry from their dreams of liberty. China Behind, one of the most politically daring films of 70s Hong Kong cinema, is the second feature by Cecile Tang, who was highly influenced by the French New Wave. The film was banned for over a decade by the Hong Kong government, and is a damning indictment of both the socialist and free-market ‘utopias.’


Collections: Tang Shu Shuen

Genres: Drama

Details

Official Website: 
Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  24 January 1978

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies: 

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

A group of Mainlanders fleeing the Cultural Revolution risk all to reach the adjacent British ‘haven’ of Hong Kong; yet what they find there is a far cry from their dreams of liberty.

The film was shot in Taiwan with official authorization, and the cinematography was done by renowned Taiwanese photographer Chang Chao-tang (張照堂).