Troubled Laughter
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Troubled Laughter
One of the first films from the Fourth Generation, Troubled Laughter exemplifies the urgency, and sometimes brute, earnest force of the earliest phase of these film makers' engagement with history and film art.Earnest reporter Fu Bin's na´ve dedication to truth sets him immediately at odds with his opportunistic colleagues, not to mention the hypocritical officials who shamelessly pervert his journalistic ethics for ideological purposes during the Cultural Revolution. A dignified surgeon, forced to work as a janitor in his hospital, is ritually humiliated in front of Fu Bin, who has to… More