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Crime and Punishment + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Crime and Punishment, Dir. Zhao Liang, China 2006, 122 min., Mandarin with English subtitles

In this masterful observational work, Zhao Liang records life inside a remote military police station in Northeastern China. The officers rule the inhabitants of the impoverished town with an iron fist, employing cruel and unscrupulous tactics in their attempts to resolve even the most minor infractions, but their brutality is often matched by comic levels of confusion and ineptitude. Laced with moments of surreal satire, Crime and Punishment offers an unflinching look into the machinations of low-level law enforcement in the world’s largest authoritarian state.
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.

This screening is followed by a Q&A with director Zhao Liang.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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