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Underground Fragrance - © Urban Distribution

Underground Fragrance

A Feature film by Pengfei

Produced by House on Fire

Release in France : 06/01/2016


    Yong Le, a young migrant worker from the south, salvages furniture to re-sell. He lives in a room in Beijing's Underground City, a labyrinthian former bomb shelter that serves as cheap housing for people looking for opportunity in the big city. But after a bad work accident leaves him temporarily blind, he has to use a rope to find his way around the dimly lit basement halls, until the night meets a girl at the other end of his rope. Xiao Yun, is a migrant too. She is desperately trying to find new employment so that she can leave her job pole dancing at nights. Her meeting with Yong Le and their burgeoning relationship encourages her to hunt for a more respectable job. At ground level, old Lao Jin has been struggling for years to get a decent compensation deal from the authorities who want to demolish his house. His health is declining and his savings are evaporating. And he's counting on Yong Le to sell his furniture at a good price. Three lives propelled by the "Chinese Dream" intermingle in the vast melting pot of the Beijing metropolis.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    House on Fire

    French distribution :

    UDI - Urban Distribution International

    Foreign production company :

    Mishka Production

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Vincent Wang

    Director of Photography :

    Shu Chou

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

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    Screenwriters :

    Isabelle Mayor, Pengfei

    Sound Recordist :

    Li Minna

    Editor :

    Isabelle Mayor

    Costume designer :

    Wang Jiahui

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    Feature film

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    France, China

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    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1