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  • Japan Premiere


Wisdom Tooth


Director: LIANG Ming (梁鸣)

2019|China|104min|Language: Mandarin|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/11 (Wed) 21:00 Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/14 (Sat) 18:50 Umeda Burg 7: Theater7    
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Celeste LV (吕星辰)
WU Xiaoliang (吴晓亮)
WANG Jiajia (王佳佳)
WANG Weishen (王维申)
TAO Hai (陶海)

Gu Xi and her brother Gu Liang live just outside of a city in a makeshift cottage. It may lack modern amenities but it is full of love as the two support and care for each other without question. They scrape by with money earned from odd jobs, but Gu Xi may be about to lose her work as a maid at a hotel because of her undocumented citizenship status. Things change when Gu Liang gets a girlfriend, the beautiful and cosmopolitan Qingchang who comes from a rich family. Money and goods like cassette players and clothes come their way but so too does the complicated world of adulthood as the siblings are drawn into a murder mystery involving a dead body found floating at sea. As winter sets in and temperatures plunge, the relationship between Gu Xi, her brother Gu Liang, and his girlfriend becomes increasingly unclear and a mysterious tape with evidence repeatedly brings Gu Xi to the cusp of a momentous decision that may cause her to lose everything. A slow-burn drama that luxuriates in shots of the beautiful landscape and the performances of the actors, the film is mesmerising to watch.

[Jason MAHER]