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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

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films de l'Étranger

    Foreign production companies :

    Wil Productions, Entre Chien et Loup

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    Associate producer :

    Aeternam Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

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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.

    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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    Runtime :

    1 h 49 min

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    Dolby 5.1

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