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East Palace West Palace (1996)

90 min | Drama

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 ...See moreIn 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. Written by Piotr Zembrowski (after David Overbey) See less
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$ 28,024
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$ 46,470
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Jul 24, 1998 (United States)

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Si Han
A Lan A Lan   See fewer
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Jun Hu
Xiao Shi Xiao Shi   See fewer
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Jing Ye
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6.4 / 10 | 842 votes