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The Execution of the Thinker

Hao Jian

Run time: 92 mins

Film type: Documentary


The film's director, Hao Jian, has spent more than ten years interviewing many of his relatives and comrades, and has filmed a large amount of material related to the life of Yu Luoke. The film uses a combination of documentary interviews and montage to document and describe his life. The filmmaker also interviews several generations of Chinese thinkers, including Liu Xiaobo, with whom he considers the ideological significance and persona of Yu Luoke in Chinese history, providing a profound reading and interpretation of Yu Luoke as a thinker, rebel and human rights pioneer from multiple perspectives.


Director biography

Hao Jian is a renowned Chinese film scholar, professor and doctoral supervisor at the Beijing Film Academy