THE DITCH

LE FOSSE

By Wang BING

ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP (BELGIQUE) - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE, HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Director(s)
    • Wang BING
    • Writer(s)
    • Wang BING
    • Producer(s)
    • Sébastien DELLOYE (Entre Chien et Loup), Diana ELBAUM (Entre Chien et Loup)
    • Synopsis
    • At the end of the 1950s, the Chinese government condemned thousands of citizens - considered ‘right wing dissidents’ due their past activities, criticisms of the Communist Party or simply their middle-class backgrounds and families - to forced labour camps.
      Deported for re-education to the north-west of the country, in the middle of the Gobi Desert, thousands of miles from their families, they encountered conditions of absolute destitution. As a result of backbreaking physical labour, an unrelentingly extreme climate and the most meager of provisions, many of them perished.
      The Ditch recounts their fate - an unflinching account of the very extremes of the human condition.
      Based on “Goodbye, Jiabiangou”, a novel by YANG Xianhui, and on testimony by TI Zhongzheng and the other survivors.
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