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Xin Shuang in Wasted Orient

Wasted Orient

2007 NR

A Beijing punk band tours China spreading their neo-punk philosophy of drunken indifference. Through boozy interviews and binge-induced tirades, Joyside makes it clear that they aim to live up to the standards set by their American predecessors. From the point of view of these alienated and apathetic but thoroughly amusing outsiders, director Kevin Fritz delivers a raw and up close look at a burgeoning Chinese subculture.