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Chinese Portrait

Factory and construction workers, farmers, commuters, miners, students. The director captures the state of his nation, by static filming one or more people in more or less motionless poses. No narrative, just portraits.

Other Titles
Retrato Chinês
Running Time
1 hours 19 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Xiaoshuai Wang
Country
China
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Chinese Portrait» (7)

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Christian

I had heard about this film for a while but never got around to seeing it until now. This film is beautifully and effectively made. While the subject of the film is controversial, the execution is very artfully done. The fact that the film is about a single man's struggle to overcome his own ego and accept responsibility for his actions is a brilliant move. The film begins with a well thought out and articulate statement about the topic of trans-genderism. This is followed by a series of encounters with transgender people in various settings. The portrayal of the people is superbly done and their emotions are wonderfully depicted. Each character is played by a different actor so that the audience is able to relate to them as if they were real people. The final scenes of the film show how a man's life has been transformed in the wake of his transition. The final scene is filled with emotions and emotions. I found myself crying at the end of the film, as I thought of how difficult it is to be a trans-gender person. This is a film that will impact you emotionally and should be seen by everyone. It is a great film to have in your collection.

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Anthony H.

Most of the time when you watch a documentary you get what you expected to hear. This documentary on the making of One Hour Photo was different. It was like a guided tour of the making of a documentary. It was a fascinating journey from the point of view of a photographer to the point of view of a filmmaker. The documentary had all the information you could ever want to know about the making of One Hour Photo. From the director, to the actors, to the writers, to the props, and of course the camera operators. What I enjoyed the most about this documentary is the way it was presented. It is not a documentary you watch. It is like a guided tour. You get to go along with the actors, the directors, and the production company. There is so much information in this documentary that you will want to keep watching. Some of the information is very surprising, and it has surprised me as well. Overall, I enjoyed this documentary. I would recommend it to anyone interested in making documentaries.

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Christian Bennett

This documentary on the life of actor Robert De Niro is very much the last of a very long line of films about the great actor of the 20th century. It's a journey through his career and the many different kinds of roles he played. You don't see him in anything you haven't seen him in before. You see him in different roles, different genres and in different times and he has a unique voice and manner that you can never find in other actors. He never plays the same character. He's never the same guy. The film covers his career from the days of The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and the original film to his most recent role as the villain in JFK. It also gives a brief history of his friends and family. I found the first 40 minutes or so very interesting, but it's not until the end that you really start to understand how a man of De Niro's talent, who has a voice like a siren, can make it so easy to make a movie about a man of his caliber.

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Amy D.

This film tells the story of a man who died in a freak accident while working in a meat factory. After seeing the footage he was left with no choice but to return home and to live the rest of his life as a recluse. But this wasn't an easy decision. After a lifetime of just living his life and doing what he wanted to do, it was difficult to change. He soon became an anti-meat crusader and decided to go to school and study to become a doctor. It was a difficult decision to make, but he made it. The film covers all the different phases of his life, from when he first met the director, to the childhood, to his years in the factory. All of it was fascinating. It gave a very personal, but not completely accurate, view of what life was like for him and his family. I was very moved by this film, especially by the end. I left the theatre thinking about how we could change things for the better. I would recommend it to anyone. 10/10.

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Albert

The film focuses on the lives of refugees fleeing and living in Turkey. In some cases, the refugees are so destitute that they live in a tent or in a cave, and in some cases they can't even afford to pay the rent. One of the refugees interviewed was a woman who lost everything when her family was killed by Turkish troops. Many of the refugees are traumatized by war. These stories highlight how people can be torn apart by their respective countries. They are juxtaposed with the lives of the refugees as they try to make a new life in a new country. The documentary's message is that people can change their lives, even if it takes them a long time. Most of the interviews were with refugees in Turkey, and the film also focuses on refugees in the neighboring countries of Syria and Iraq. In the end, the film is a reminder that life can change dramatically for people in the midst of war and conflict.

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Sara M.

I love this film. It is so realistic and I have never seen anything like it. It is so beautiful and I can't imagine how this film was shot. I would love to see more of this film. I love the music, the cinematography, the film and the story. This film is a great film and I would love to see more of it.

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Eugene S.

This documentary is an excellent overview of the history of the Jewish community in Paris, and the efforts to preserve their heritage. The film focuses on the efforts of the Jewish community to keep their own traditions and culture alive, while simultaneously trying to preserve the Jewish community's heritage and culture. The film is very well done and is very interesting, and includes interviews with many of the people involved in the preservation efforts. I found the film to be very informative, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of the Jewish community in France.