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Jia Zhangke

2015 || China/Japan/France || in Mandarin/English || Feature

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Cannes 2015 – Competition
Toronto 2015

SYNOPSIS

China, 1999. In Fenyang, childhood friends Liangzi, a coal miner, and Zhang, the owner of a gas station, are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually marries the wealthier Zhang and they have a son he names Dollar.
2014. Tao is divorced and her son emigrates to Australia with his business magnate father.
Australia, 2025. 19-year-old Dollar no longer speaks Chinese and can barely communicate with his now bankrupt father. All that he remembers of his mother is her name...
From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of three individuals in a society changing at breakneck speed.

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Zhao Tao
Zhang Yi
Liang Jindong
Dong Zijian
Sylvia Chang