Aka "Zhantai". Jia Zhang-ke's ambitious film follows the lives of four friends over a turbulent 10 year period of Chinese history, from 1979 to 1989. In the small town of Fenyang, in the remote western province of Shanxi, the teenage members of a state theatre troupe stage propaganda plays in praise of Mao. But as the country opens up to the free market and implements wide-ranging reform, their lives are irrevocably changed as the world around them is transformed by the music, fashions and other cultural influences of the West. Named after a hit 80s Chinese pop song, "Platform" gives a vivid insight into modern China and absorbingly documents the sweeping social changes experienced by its people.

Year: 2000
Genre: Foreign Language Films, Chinese Cinema
Country: China
Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Starring: Wang Hong-wei, Zhao Tao, Liang Jing-dong, Yang Tian-yi
Duration: 150 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language and sexual themes.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (China)
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