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Kaili Blues (2015)

Lu bian ye can (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 15 July 2016 (China)
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While travelling the countryside to locate his nephew, a small town doctor finds himself interacting with people from his past and future.

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Gan Bi

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Gan Bi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yongzhong Chen Yongzhong Chen ... Chen Shen
Yue Guo ... Yang Yang
Linyan Liu Linyan Liu ... Zhang Xi
Feiyang Luo Feiyang Luo ... Wei Wei (Little )
Lixun Xie Lixun Xie ... Crazy Face
Zhuohua Yang Zhuohua Yang ... Monk
Shixue Yu Shixue Yu ... Wei Wei (Older )
Daqing Zhao Daqing Zhao ... Elderly Doctor
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In the mystical,subtropical province of Guizhou,there is a small county clinic surrounded by fog.At the Kaili clinic,there are two doctors who live quiet,lonely lives.One of the doctors,Chen Sheng,embarks on a journey by train to find his nephew, who had been abandoned by his brother. On the way to Zhenyuan ,Chen Sheng came across a place called Dang Mai, where time seemed to flow both forwards and backwards, the lives of the local people a complete mystery. He experiences his own past and future,lending him insight into his own life. Once Chen arrives at Zhen Yuan, rather than approaching his nephew, he watches secretly from a distance, he is surprised to find that his nephew flourished in the absence of his father, and decides not to interfere in his life. Before he had left Kaili, he had promised his colleague that he w ould stop by the home of her former lover to deliver some items, but upon his arrival, he is told that the man had passed away, and he leaves the box of mementos ...

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Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaili Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Guizhou Province, China

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Budget:

CNY200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,164, 22 May 2016

Gross USA:

$32,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$935,236
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1.78 : 1
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Mesmerizing, meditative and wonderful!
2 November 2015 | by adityaalamuruSee all my reviews

I ended up going alone for Kaili Blues for a 10 PM screening at the Mumbai Film Festival 2015. In accordance with standard procedure, I entered the cinema hall baked and ready to enjoy what my cousin described the night before as simply mesmerizing. At first, the theme of the film is familiar. It is essentially a mission to rescue someone (Weiwei) whom the protagonist (Chen) loves. As the film progresses, it takes on an increasingly surrealistic tone, almost losing its way from reality into the imagination of Chen as he travels the hills of China in search of his beloved nephew. The highlight of Kaili Blues is its cinematography. But there is a directorial element that I absolutely adored; the extended shots! Almost reminiscent of Birdman or a Tarantino film, the camera effortlessly follows our hero on bike, foot and boat uninterrupted, as he experiences his past, present and future. I wish this film all the best and hope it releases in a cinema near you!


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