Suzhou River


1h 23m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Mardar, a motorcycle courier in his mid-twenties, rides all over the city with all kinds of packages for his clients. He knows every inch and is successful thanks to the fact that he never asks questions. One day he is asked by a shady alcohol smuggler to deliver his sixteen-year-old daughter, Mouda

Film Details

Also Known As
Sjöjungfrun i Shanghai, Su Zhou He, Suzhou He
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Bayerischer Rundfunk; G÷teborg International Film Festival; Studio Babelsberg; Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures Gmbh; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
FILM TONIC/STRAND RELEASING; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; Strand Releasing; Warner Bros. Pictures International; X Verleih
Location
China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

Mardar, a motorcycle courier in his mid-twenties, rides all over the city with all kinds of packages for his clients. He knows every inch and is successful thanks to the fact that he never asks questions. One day he is asked by a shady alcohol smuggler to deliver his sixteen-year-old daughter, Moudan, to her aunt. Mardar and Moudan grow fond of each other. But their tender happiness is disrupted when Moudan thinks that Mardar has kidnapped her for a ransom. She is so disappointed in him that she jumps off the bridge into the Suzhou River. Mardar is now suspected of murder. When, a couple of years later, he comes out of jail he meets the dancer Meimei, an alter-ego of Moudan, and becomes fascinated by her.

Film Details

Also Known As
Sjöjungfrun i Shanghai, Su Zhou He, Suzhou He
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Bayerischer Rundfunk; G÷teborg International Film Festival; Studio Babelsberg; Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures Gmbh; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
FILM TONIC/STRAND RELEASING; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; Strand Releasing; Warner Bros. Pictures International; X Verleih
Location
China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Tiger Award for New Directors at the 2000 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 8, 2000

Released in United States November 10, 2000

Released in United States December 1, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 24 - April 9, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Tiger competition) January 26 - February 6, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.

Second feature effort for Lou Ye "Zhoumo/ Weekend Lover" (China/1995).

Released in United States Fall November 8, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States November 10, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States December 1, 2000 (San Francisco)

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 24 - April 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Tiger competition) January 26 - February 6, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Asian New Clasics) October 19-26, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.)