Xiao Wu (The Pickpocket)
Xiao Wu (The Pickpocket) (2000)

Jia Zhang Ke made his directorial debut with this low-budget 16mm film shot in his hometown with non-professional actors. Small time Fenyang thief and pickpocket Xiao Wu is insulted when a now-respectable former thief doesn't send him a… More

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Release Date: February 1, 2000
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Jeremy Heilman

Set in the Fengyang province, Chinese director Jia Zhang Ke's first feature Xiao Wu features young characters that suffer as they bear witness to a foundling capitalist system.

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Stella Dallas
excellent debut from the then underground zhang ke jia, one of the most original filmmakers working today. the story of a young thief who stubbornly refuses to… More