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Behind the Forbidden City (East Palace, West Palace / Dong gong xi gong) (1996)

Behind the Forbidden City
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Si Han Si Han
A Lan
Jun Hu Jun Hu
Xiao Shi
Jing Ye Jing Ye


Written by
Wang Xiaobo Wang Xiaobo


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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction. Written by Piotr Zembrowski (after David Overbey) (imdb summary)
Release date: 24 July 1998
UPC: 712267980925
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Homosexuality in homophobic communities (8 movies items)

"The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction. "


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