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In the Heat of the Sun


This Chinese film which chronicles the rites-of-passage of a group of adolescent men is based on [[Performer~P194452~Wang Shuo~wangshuo]]'s 1991 novella and includes additional autobiographical anecdotes from writer/director [[Performer~P75508~Jiang Wen~jiangwen]]. The film is set in summertime Peking during the early '70s. The boys live in a military school compound. When not skipping their classes, they are getting into fights with rival groups and girl watching. Much of the story focuses upon group...more