30.09. - 09.10.2021

Uncle Victory China 2014 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Zhang Meng

Zhang Meng (*1975) trained in the theatre in Beijing before writing screenplays for several years. His international breakthrough as a director came with The Piano in a Factory (FilmFest Hamburg 2011). Uncle Victory is his third feature film.

rated for 0 + years
At the end of the 1990s, Chen Shengli was an infamous criminal in a mining town in the North-East of China. After 10 years in prison, he is released into a world that seems to have no use for people like him. All the same, Shengli wants to get a foothold in life as a normal citizen – as head of a kindergarten. But, while good/bad Uncle Chen is quickly popular with the children, his former business associates still have a few scores to settle. Zhang Meng has made a bitter-sweet, laconic drama about the wish for a new start and the shadows of the past against the backdrop of a country changing at breakneck pace. In competition for the Hamburg Film Critic Award.
Original title: Uncle Victory
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Zhang Meng
Screenplay: Ya Liu, Meng Zhang
Cast: Haibo Huang, Xinyi Zhang, Xue Guo, Yu Tian
Producer: Michael Ren
Director of Photography: Shu Chou
Music: Wenbo Hou, Sa Wang
Production Design:
Editor: Lingling Qian
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: Star Alliance Movies (HK) Co., Ltd.
Production: Shanghai Zhang Meng Film Studio
Contact: Star Alliance Movies (HK) Co., Ltd.:


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