I WISH I KNEW

A film by Jia Zhang-Ke

Cast : Tao Zhao

2010 / documentary / Chine / original title : HAI CHANG CHUAN QI / 138’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / International catalog

Shanghai, a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and go. Eighteen people recall their lives in Shanghai. Their personal experiences, like eighteen chapters of a novel, tell stories of Shanghai lives from the 1930s to 2010.

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“The poignant historical ironies of the Chinese director Jia Zhangke's documentary, commissioned by last year's Shanghai World Expo, begin with the title...”

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