Stray dogs

Stray dogs

DVD | Chinese
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A single father makes his meager living holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway. His children wait out their days in supermarkets before they eat with their father and go to sleep in an abandoned building. As the father starts to come apart, a woman in the supermarket takes the children under her wing. There are real stray dogs to be fed in Tsai's everyday apocalypse, but the title also refers to its principal characters.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 25, 2016

For serious film viewers only! A minimally employed father attempts to keep himself and his kids together on his meager wages. They live in vacated buildings and wash up in public bathrooms. Is the director trying to remind us of those left out or is he just trying to point out the difficulty of being alive?

Jan 11, 2016

Definitely from the Béla Tarr school of slow cinema, this work is profoundly sad. You will never look at a head of cabbage the same way again....


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