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by Lou Ye


It is the mid-1980s, and teenage Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her boyfriend to study at Beijing University. There she discovers a very different world, and falls passionately in love with fellow student Zhao Wei. But though their relationship soon comes to overwhelm everything else in their lives, the weight of history soon pulls them apart - their story, like those of so many others, overwhelmed by the massacre in Tiananmen Square.

international title: Summer Palace
original title: Yihe yuan
country: France, China
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Lou Ye
film run: 140'
release date: FR 18/04/2007
screenplay: Lou Ye, Mei Feng, Yingli Ma
cast: Hao Lei, Guo Xiaodong, Hu Lingling, Zhang Xianmin
cinematography by: Hua Qing
film editing: Lou Ye, Jian Zeng
art director: Liu Weixin, Dorothee Von Bodelschwingh
costumes designer: Katja Kirn
producer: Li Fang, An Nai, Sylvain Bursztejn, Lou Ye, Helge Albers
production: Rosem Films, Dream factory international (FR), Laurel Productions, Fantasy Pictures (CN)
distributor: Océan Films
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