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1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Along a polluted waterway near Shanghai, Mardar (Jia Hongsheng) rides his motorcycle each day, transporting Moudan (Zhou Xun), the teenage daughter of a local criminal. Despite his secret love for the young girl, he gets caught up in a scheme to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. The plan goes awry, however, and Moudan throws herself into the river and drowns. Mardar emerges from prison years later and encounters a nightclub entertainer who looks exactly like his lost love.

Cast: Zhou Xun , Jia Hongsheng , Yao Anlian , Nai An ,

Director: Ye Lou

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Suzhou River (2000)

Release Date: November 10th, 2000|1 hr. 23 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is energized by the naturalness of its characters and the way in which it plays a game of mixed signals and double illusions. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This Asian-flavored Hitchcock is a complicated tale with no easy answers. show more

  • 89
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Suzhou River might be more pulpy than profound, but it still sings its old song better than we've heard in years. show more

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