In the Heat of the Sun

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In the Heat of the Sun (1994)

134 min - Drama - 1 September 1994
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The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents and most adults to be either busy or away. The story revolves around Monkey's dalliances with his roguish male friends and his subsequent angst-filled crush with Mi Lan.

Director:  Jiang Wen

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The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents and most adults to be either busy or away. The story revolves around Monkey's dalliances with his roguish male friends and his subsequent angst-filled crush with Mi Lan.


Collections: Jiang Wen

Genres: Drama

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 September 1994

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Runtime:  2 h 14 min

In the Heat of the Sun is a 1994 film directed and written by Jiang Wen. This was Jiang Wen’s first foray into directing after years as a leading man.

The film is based on author Wang Shuo’s novel Wild Beast (动物凶猛).

In the Heat of the Sun is a 1994 Chinese film directed and written by Jiang Wen. This was Jiang Wen’s first foray into directing after years as a leading man. The film is based loosely on author Wang Shuo’s novel Wild Beast.

Plot

The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun, nicknamed Monkey (played by Xia Yu; some of Monkey’s experiences mimic director Jiang’s during the Revolution),[1] who is a teenage boy at the time. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents and most adults to be either busy or away and school system was extremely nonfunctional then.

Most of the story happens during one summer, so the main characters are even more free because there is no school. The events of that summer revolve around Monkey’s dalliances with his roguish male friends, and his subsequent angst-filled crush on one of the older female characters, Mi Lan (Ning Jing). Mi Lan falls instead for Monkey’s friend, Liu Yiku. [wikipedia]

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