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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

A Feature film by Dai Sijie

Produced by Sotela et Fayolle Films

Release in France : 26/04/2006


    In eighties China, not all taboos were lifted. Min, a young orphan, sets off to study with a renowned botanist. A secretive man and authoritarian father, this teacher lives on an island transformed into a luxuriant garden. Obliged to share this solitary, withdrawn life, his daughter, An, is delighted by Win’s arrival on the island. The two girls quickly form a bond, only to see their friendship develop into a disturbing, sensual, and forbidden attraction. The idea of separation is impossible; Min and An soon concoct a dangerous arrangement that will allow them to continue to live under the same roof.

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    Production and distribution (5)

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    Sotela et Fayolle Films

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    Max Films

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    EuropaCorp, France 2 Cinéma

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Lise Fayolle

    Line Producers :

    Lise Fayolle, Maurice Illouz

    Foreign producers :

    Roger Frappier, Luc Vandal

    Sound recordists :

    Gang Wu, Loïc Gourbe

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurent Renard

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marie La Haye

    Foley artist :

    Christophe Bourreau

    Assistant Director :

    Robin Sykes

    Screenwriters :

    Dai Sijie, Nadine Perront

    Director of Photography :

    Guy Dufaux

    Production managers :

    Alfred Lot, Renée Gosselin

    Editor :

    Dominique Fortin

    Music Composer :

    Eric Levi

    Sound Mixer :

    Daniel Sobrino

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    Feature film

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    France, Canada

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    Majority French (France, Canada)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby SRD