2008   China, South Korea Chongqing
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Director:Lu Zhang
Studio:Sponge Ent. Inc, GYRO Pictures
Writer:Lu Zhang
IMDb Rating:6.0 (8 votes)
Duration:95 min
Lu Zhang  ...  (Director)
Lu Zhang  ...  (Writer)
Ke-Yu Guo  ...  Xuie
Gook-bong Ha  ...  Wangwi
Xiao He  ...  
Summary: In China, Xuie lives an impoverished life with her father who is far from helpful. She is living in Chongqing, the city of 40 million people. She works as a teacher, teaching Mandarin to foreigners. Even though she is from Chongqing, she doesn't speak in Chongqing dialect, rather talking in Mandarin which is the standard language of mainland China.

One day, her father gets arressted because of prostitution and she is called to the police. One policeman comes closer to her and her mind is taken by him.

In the crowded and busy streets of industrial developing city, Chongqing, Xuie dreams to escape from her painful and hopeless life.


Chongqing was originally slated to be only the first half/Chinese portion of a seperate full length film. But, after shooting the Chinese portion and producing more footage than planned, Lu Zhang decided to make an entire movie out of the "Chongqing" segment. Subsquently Lu Zhang re-wrote the second half part of the film, which then became the film "Iri".

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