Er shi si cheng ji (24 City)

Media: DVD
Author/Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English

In Chengdu, factory 420 is being torn down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury apartments. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of buildings stripped bare and then razed are inter-cut with workers who were born in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s telling their stories - about the factory, which manufactured military aircraft, and about their work and their lives. A middle-aged man visits his mentor, now elderly; a woman talks of being a 19-year-old beauty there and ending up alone. The film concludes with two young people talking, each the child of workers, each relaying a story of one visit to the factory.

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MTLC ID: 2131