BLIND SHAFT (mang jing; blinder schacht) (2003 CHINA HONG KONG GERMANY) D/W/P: LI YANG
This award-winning documentary-style (there`s no music) mainland drama concerns a couple of ruthless scam artists who earn money from ripping-off coal mines in a particularly heartless manner (i don`t want to spoil it by going into detail). The location work and street-level script are excellent, and supply an eye-opening shot of a modern day communist country. Low-key, but very memorable and utterly fascinating. Highly recommended. See also BLIND MOUNTAIN.

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