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"24 City": Jia Zhangke’s last feature, Still Life, was set in Fengjie, an ancient river city flooded and rebuilt as part of China’s monumental Three Gorges Dam Project; his latest, 24 City, takes place in and around a giant, formerly-top-secret aircraft plant in Chengdu City, Sichuan. Again, the subject is displacement. Having been purchased by a state-controlled real estate developer, China Resources, Factory 420 is slated for demolition.
- also known as Er Shi Si Cheng, The Story of the 24 City, Twenty-Four City
- countries: China, Japan, Hong Kong
- languages: Standard Chinese, Shanghainese, Sichuanese Mandarin
- producers: Wang Hong, Shozo Ichiyama, Jia Zhangke
- executive producers: Yong Tang, Keung Chow, Zhong-lun Ren
- production design by Qiang Liu
- written by Zhai Yongming & Jia Zhangke
- cinematography by Yu Lik-wai & Wang Yu
- edited by Kong Jing-lei & Xudong Lin
- music by Lim Giong, Yoshihiro Hanno
- genres: Docudrama, Art film, Historical fiction, Drama
- subject: Social issues
- released on (6 years ago)
- official website: www.bitters.co.jp/shisen
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Contexts by Lina Khatib
Like Jia's previous two films, 24 City is a picturesque eulogy to a time of Chinese life that has been eclipsed by the market reforms pursued by the Chinese government. 24 City demonstrates Jia's aesthetic style with on-location shooting, ...
by Alastair H. Thomas
The 24 city courts (byretter) decide civil and criminal cases, with the possibility of appeals to the high court and the Supreme Court. County courts also decided probate, housing, property registrations, and bailiffs' cases. County court judges ...
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Quotes about 24 City
MY FEELINGS of the city is passionate
and i don't know anyone who can love my city like i do.
this is what i love like i like just this city more than any
other city it is just my city. (Thomesha Robinson)
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