Night Train

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    Night Train

    Ye che

    Directed by

    China, France

    2007

    94 min

    • Mandarin

    Drama

    Wu Hongyan is a young woman working as a prison guard during executions of female convicts. She feels lonely after her husband died, and she takes a night train to another city to visit a dating service. After a series of unsuccessful dates, she meets Li Jun. It quickly becomes obvious that he is hiding a secret: he is the widower of one of the female convicts of which Wu Hongyan assisted in the execution. Li Jun is torn apart by his feelings, as he is both attracted to Wu Hongyan, and having a desire for revenge for his executed wife.

    Awards

    • ADF Cinematography Award, Best Actress - Buenos Aires IFIC
    • Grand Prix - Warsaw IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Rongcai Fu
    Chao Ji
    Dan Liu
    Screenplay
    Yi'nan Diao
    Cinematography
    Jingsong Dong
    Editing
    Jing Lei Kong
    Music
    Zi Wen
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    Diao Yinan

    Diao Yinan

    China

    A graduate of the Central Academy of Drama (Beijing) in 1992, Diao has worked as a screenwriter with directors Shi Runjiu (in All the Way) and Zhang Yang (in Spicy Love Soup and Shower). Additionally, Diao has directed two films of his own, 2003's UNIFORM and 2007's NIGHT TRAIN, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival. His film BLACK COAL, THIN ICE won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (2019) competed for the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Festival de Cannes and had its North-American premiere at Toronto IFF.

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