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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.

  1. Zhang Yuan

    Director, Writer

  2. Wang Xiaobo


Top Billed Cast

  1. Si Han

    A Lan

  2. Hu Jun

    Hu Jun

    Xiao Shi

  3. Zhao Wei

    Zhao Wei

  4. Ye Jing

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Original Title 东宫西宫

Status Released

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  • January 1, 1996


Original Language Mandarin

Runtime 1h 30m

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