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by Song Pengfei


It's Spring Time in Beijing. The trees are already turning green. This ancient city slowly wakes up. In the outskirts of city, a place marked by population displacement and a permanently shifting skyline, a young man collects scrap wood at a construction site. His name is Yong Le, a southern migrant who sells second hand furniture for a living. Bound by circumstance, he has picked up shrewd business skills and has learned to make a profit out of the changing population, forced to migrate and leave behind their possessions to make way for massive construction projects in modern Beijing. He spends his days watching the construction workers dismantle the village like an army of ants eating out a carcass.

international title: Underground Fragrance
original title: Underground Fragrance
country: France, China
sales agent: UDI - Urban Distribution International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Song Pengfei
film run: 75'
release date: FR 6/01/2016
screenplay: Song Pengfei, Isabelle Mayor
cast: Ying Ze, Luo Wenjie, Zhao Fuyu, Li Xiaohul, Lin Xiaochu
cinematography by: Shu Chou
film editing: Isabelle Mayor
music: Jean Christophe Onno
producer: Tsai Ming-Liang, Vincent Wang, Ying Ze
production: House on Fire, Mishka Production (CN)
backing: Torino Film Lab, CNC
distributor: UDI - Urban Distribution International
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