By Show-Chun LEE


Drama - Completed 2013

A group of Chinese illegal immigrants and their personal fates cross in the Parisian quarter of Belleville – the ‘Eldorado’ where they all hope to find a better life.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Show-Chun LEE
    • Writer(s)
    • Pierre CHOSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Juliette GRANDMONT (Clandestine)
    • Synopsis
    • Out of a workshop window, Mr. Zhou falls through the sky onto the pavement of a Paris neighbourhood, Belleville. While in Paris to find Gine, his wife who has disappeared, he meets Liwei, a Chinese man nicknamed “The Croat”, who arrived illegally from Croatia with his younger brother. Together they search for Gine, helped by a prostitute called Anna and the Poke- mons, a band of manga-looking youths who bring them pictures found on the Internet. As they all search for her, Gine’s ghost mysteriously wan-ders around Belleville. In order to survive, Zhou and The Croat become the district’s "ear clippers" until Zhou withdraws into solitude when he finds out about his wife’s tragic end, and The Croat leaves to discover China, “the country of the future that Europeans dream so much about”.
    • Partners & financing
    • China Blue - Charivari Films
      Le Fresnoy - Wallpaper productions - Tracto Films
      CNC - Advance - Nouvelles technologies - Image de la diversité
      Media programme
      Region Ile de France
      Happiness Distribution
      Conseil général Val de Marne
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2011