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Laden’s Body Could Be Nothing But a Copy

Huang Weikai

Release year: 2002

Run time: 23 mins

Film type: Experimental Film


The film combines more than twenty street scenes into a collage, revealing absurd facets of a city's life, such as a man who has not received indemnity and is threatening suicide, a lunatic joyfully dancing in the middle of traffic, pigs running wildly on a highway, pedestrians risking their lives to cross a busy street, a conflict over counterfeit money, the discovery of a cultural relic on a construction site, a polluted river where official representatives swim, a determined labour fishing, an escaped alligator hiding and more.


Director biography

Huang Weikai was born in 1972 in Guangdong Province, China. He studied Chinese landscape painting for 15 years since he was 10. In 1995 he graduated from the Chinese Art Dept. of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Huang Weikai worked as a cinema promoter, art editor, graphic designer, movie script writer and cinematographer before becoming a director in 2002.