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FUJIAN BLUE

Winner, 26th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2007 Dragons and Tigers Competition

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008 Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 Official Selection

The Neon Knights—Amerika, Roppongi and their friends, so nicknamed because of the places their emigrė fathers live—use their imported digital video-cameras to film wealthy remittance widows (left behind by the emigrant worker husbands) in trysts with their local lovers. They then proceed to blackmail the women, and use the proceeds to finance a night-life of drink, drugs, girls and karaoke. But when Amerika discovers that his own mother has taken a lover and decides to blackmail her, the gang is forced to take a stand…An engaging study of the ennui of youth trapped between the superficial nothingness of home and the dangerous path of the illegal migrant worker. The lives and mischief of Chinese youth is refreshingly told by Robin Weng in his own original style.


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CAST & CREW

Luo Jin
Zhu Xiaopeng
Chen Shu
Wang Yinan
Lin Yile
Liu Haochen
Li Zhaolin

Executive Producer
Zhang Xianmin

Producers
Weng Xiuping
Lin Fan
Kondo Teiko

Co-Producers
Gao Liyong
Chai Tao
Huang Wenbo
Zhu Rikun

Production Manager
Peng Jian

Screenplay
Robin Weng
Chen Tao
Lin Yile

Cinematography
Hai Tao
Shang Yi
Wang Yan

Sound 
Gao Yuguang
Yin Jie

Production Designers
Chen Fei
Weng Yu

Editor
Zeng Jian

Sound Designer
Wang Lei

English translation
Cindy Carter

A film in two parts -
Part I: Neon Knights
Part II: At Home, At Sea


REVIEWS


PRESS NOTES

Directed by: Robin Weng
Producers: Weng Xiuping, Lin Fan, Kondo Teiko
Technical Details: China; 2007; 90 min; Mandarin/Fujianese
Cast: Luo Jin, Zhu Xiaopeng, Chen Shu, Wang Yinan, Lin Yile, Liu Haochen, Li Zhaolin

Synopsis
The Neon Knights—Amerika, Roppongi and their friends, so nicknamed because of the places their emigrė fathers live—use their imported digital video-cameras to film wealthy remittance widows (left behind by the emigrant worker husbands) in trysts with their local lovers. They then proceed to blackmail the women, and use the proceeds to finance a night-life of drink, drugs, girls and karaoke. But when Amerika discovers that his own mother has taken a lover and decides to blackmail her, the gang is forced to take a stand…

An engaging study of the ennui of youth trapped between the superficial nothingness of home and the dangerous path of the illegal migrant worker. The lives and mischief of Chinese youth is refreshingly told by Robin Weng in his own original style.

Quotes
‘Robin Weng injects marvelous energy’ The Hollywood Reporter
‘ambitious….texture of authenticity’
Variety

Festivals
winner ,26th Vancouver International Film Festival,
2007 Dragons and Tigers Competition
-Official Selection, 2007 Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF)

  1. Official Selection, 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam,

2008 Tiger Awards Competition