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Blind Shaft (Mang jing)(2003)

Directed by Yang Li. Cast: Li Yixiang, Wang Shuangbao, Wang Baoqiang. In modern northwestern China, itinerant coal miners Tang and Song befriend fellow miners, murder them in staged "accidents", then pass their victims off as relatives in order to pocket their employer's hush money. The recruiting of Feng, a naive young farm boy, threatens to drive a wedge between the two killers. 89 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseReviews and articles: Ban Wang. "Documentary as Haunting of the Real: The Logic of Capital in Blind Shaft." Asian Cinema, Spring/Summer2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p4-15, 12p
Garcia, Maria. "Blind Shaft." Film Journal International, Mar2004, Vol. 107 Issue 3, p38-39, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
McConaghy, Mark. "The Resistance of Non-resistance: On the (Im)possible Fragility of Ethics in Li Yang's Blind Shaft." East Asian Forum, 2010, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p70-87, 18p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Noble, Jonathan "Blind shaft : performing the 'underground' on and beyond the screen." In: Chinese films in focus II / edited by Chris Berry. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : [Published] on behalf of British Film Institute, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 C463 2008)
Wang, Ban "Documentary as Haunting of the Real: The Logic of Capital in Blind Shaft." Asian Cinema, Spring/Summer2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p4-15, 12p.
Wang, Ban "Urban space in production and disappearance. Of humans and nature in documentary : the logic of capital in West of the tracks and Blind shaft." In: Chinese ecocinema : in the age of environmental challenge / edited by Sheldon Lu and Jiayan Mi. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 C455 2009)

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