Suzhou River

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Released 2000

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Suzhou River

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Director:
Ye Lou
Released:
2000
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Along a polluted waterway near Shanghai, Mardar (Jia Hongsheng) rides his motorcycle each day, transporting Moudan (Zhou Xun), the teenage daughter of a local criminal. Despite his secret love for the young girl, he gets caught up in a scheme to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. The plan goes awry, however, and Moudan throws herself into the river and drowns. Mardar emerges from prison years later and encounters a nightclub entertainer who looks exactly like his lost love.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Daring and edgy, it's a German co-production (critical for avoiding censorship) that's filled with the intoxicating excitement of creating images for the screen.

  • 80

    Variety

    A compelling story of love and obsession whose progress mirrors the sinuous flow of the Shanghai waterway that supplies its title.

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Mr. Lou lets it play on for too long. Suzhou River offers impeccable attitude and captivating atmosphere, but little emotional or intellectual impact.

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