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Shadow Days (2014)
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Shadow Days (2014)
Original name: 鬼日子
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A quasi-ghost story about a young urban Chinese couple returning to their dusty rural roots interrogates one child policy and authoritarianism.
Plot: police, death, church, fog, pregnant woman, knife, abortion, murder, couples, blood, cobweb, stabbing, pregnant, new identity
Place: china

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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 76 min.
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Boy on the Bridge (2016)
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Duration: 85 min.
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Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
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Genre: Drama
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