30.09. - 09.10.2021

Jalainur China 2008 | 92 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Ye Zhao

Zhao Ye, born in 1979, filmmaker. His works include his debut feature“Ma Wu Jia” (2007) and the award winning animated short “Cai Wei” (2004).

rated for 0 + years
Jalainur, a major Mongolian coal mine, is one of the last places in the world where steam engines are still put to use. An era comes to an end as the mine is soon to be shut down. The film centres on the conflict between tradition and modernity, capitalism and communism. When the old engine driver Zhu goes missing just before his retirement, his younger colleague Li Zhizhong begins a search. Director Zhao Ye examines a changing society, reminiscent of the early industrialization.


Original title: Jalainur
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Mandarin
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ye Zhao
Screenplay: Zhao Ye
Cast: Liu Yuansheng, Li Zhizhong
Producer: Zhao Ye
Director of Photography: Zhang Yi
Music: Lin Chaoyang
Production Design: Chen Houquan
Editor: Zhao Ye
Sound: 0
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Production: Tianlin Film Productions, 1515, no 9 Chaoyang Park, W Rd, 100026 Beijing, China, Tel: +86 1370 1268200, email:


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