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Broken Lines

Xu Ruotao

Release year: 2012

Run time: 49 mins

Film type: Fiction


Two surveyors, a policeman, a man and a woman about to get married, a photographer and his two female assistants: these people are dissatisfied with their lives yet seem unable to change. After a day and night, they meet in a sandpit in the suburbs. After a fight, everyone disperses, leaving only the police behind...


Director biography

Xu Ruotao, born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, is a visual artist and film director who lives and works in Songzhuang, a growing artist village on the outskirts of the Beijing municipality. Xu began his career in the creative community of Yuanmingyuan, China’s first independent artist village. He started making films in 2000 and has produced two features, Yumen (2013) and Rumination (2009).