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Basic Interests

2005 Rated NR 1hr 36m

Based on the best-selling nonfiction book, this moving drama explores the difficulties faced by oppressed Chinese peasants through the generations. A series of folktale-style stories tell of government neglect: from a coffin remaining unburied for 13 years to an important meeting continually postponed for more than three decades and the plight of citizens with no control over their lives. Pointed commentary sheds light on these harsh inequities.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1


English, Chinese Simplified

Closed captioned


Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.