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So Close to Paradise

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So Close to Paradise was filmed by director [[Performer~P201005~Wang Xiaoshuai~xiuxiaoli]] in 1994, but was not publicly shown until 1998; the film reportedly went through re-editing and re-shooting after running into interference from government authorities before finally being approved for release. The film concerns two friends living in Wuhan, a major point of commerce along the Yangtze River. Dongzi (Shi Yu) works as a "pole carrier," an errand boy who lugs heavy loads from one place to another; he's...more

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