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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

Dec. 03, 2013China118 Min.
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Director

Ning Hao
Director

Cast

Xu Zheng isPan Xiao
Pan Xiao
Huang Bo isKiller
Killer
Nan Yu isLi Yuxin
Li Yuxin
Tao Hong isBallet teacher
Ballet teacher
Duobuji isTrafficker boss
Trafficker boss

Synopsis

No Man’s Land – The film starts with a story about how two monkeys band together and cooperate to survive in the wild, which is used to illustrate how human society is formed. By casting its characters in a desolate, uninhabited no man’s land, the film explores the tension between human’s animal instincts and their socially constructed selves. Pan Xiao, a young middle-class lawyer played by Xu Zheng, goes to a rural western town in the desert to handle the case of a falcon poacher who ran over and killed a policeman. Pan wins the case through sophisticated reasoning, forces the poacher to give him his car as a reward and begins to drive home. But unbeknownst to Pan, the car is carrying stolen falcons and before long he runs into a series of unlucky accidents and meets some unsavory characters. After he loses his glasses and accidentally hits another poacher (Huang Bo of Lost in Thailand), Pan is consumed by fear and guilt, and embarks on a real and metaphorical journey back to civilization.

No Man’s Land
No Man’s Land
No Man’s Land
Original titleNo Man's Land
IMDb Rating7.4 1,369 votes
TMDb Rating6.6 16 votes

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