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The Ditch

The Ditch

A Feature film by Wang Bing

Produced by Les Films de l'Étranger

Release in France : 14/03/2012

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Actors (3)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Les Films de l'Étranger

Foreign production companies :

Wil Productions, Entre Chien et Loup

French distribution :

Capricci Films

Associate producer :

Aeternam Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Wild Bunch

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At the end of the 1950s, the Chinese government sends thousands of men, considered right-wing in view of their past or their criticism with regard to the Communist party, to forced labor camps. Deported to be re-educated in the northwest part of the country, in the middle of the Gobi Desert and thousands of miles from their families, they are confronted by utter destitution. Faced with the physical labor, lack of food and harsh climate, a great many of them die. The Ditch tells of their fate - the extreme of the human condition.



The Ditch

Trailer (French subtitles)

Photos (4)

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Francisco Villa-Lobos

Associate producer :

Francesca Feder

Screenwriter :

Wang Bing

Editor :

Marie-Hélène Dozo

Production Designer :

Zhang Fuli

Sound Mixer :

Michel Schillings

Author of original work :

Yang Xianhui

Line Producers :

Wang Bing, Francisco Villa-Lobos, Philippe Avril

Sound recordists :

Pierre Gamet, Hélène Le Morvan, Emmanuel Croset

Sound editors :

Gilles Laurent, Valérie Ledocte, Fu Kang

Costume designer :

Wang Fuzheng

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Feature film

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France, Belgium, China, Hong Kong

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1 h 49 min

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Dolby 5.1

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