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Suzhou River

Synopsis

Recalling both Vertigo (1958) and Chungking Express (1994), Chinese director Lou Ye spins this riveting tale of obsession and love. The film opens with shots of the Suzhou River, which is clogged with the detritus and pollution of a rapidly expanding Shanghai. Narrated by an unseen freelance videographer, the film focuses on motorcycle courier Mardar ([[Performer~P223242~Jia Hongsheng~jiahongshen]]), who specializes in black marketeering and is asked by a shady alcohol smuggler to shuttle his young...more

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4.0

76 out of 100 Metascore®

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