Film Information

Dooman River

Dooman River

Sep 13, 2011
6 pm

Directed by Zhang Lu
Rated Not Rated, 89 min. - subtitled
Free Screening

Underwritten by Maizlish Real Estate

Part of the Global Lens Series

Writer-director Zhang Lu?s fascinating window into a rarely seen corner of rural China revolves around 12-year-old Chang-ho, living with his grandfather and mute sister along the frozen river-border with North Korea. Although fraught with unemployment and other tensions, his community seems sympathetic toward the Korean refugees fleeing famine and misery. Chang-ho even bonds over soccer with one young border-crosser who comes scavenging food for a sibling. But he soon turns on his new friend as suspicions mount against the illegal immigrants and his sister reels from unexpected aggression, provoking a quandary over his loyalties in an exquisitely detailed story of compassion and strife across an uneasy geopolitical border.

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