Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys

Jens Assur
 

Synopsis

Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys tells a unique story from every day China, never seen before. In the greyish area between black and white, nine strong scenes are enacted, where national politics and strategy are having unforeseen consequences in a young woman’s life.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2011

Short film, 23 min
 

Director

 
 

Jens Assur

Jens Assur is a world known photographic artist. His latest project Hunger, consisting of five unique photographic books, created great attention in the Swedish society when it was released summer of 2010. His writing and directing debut, The Last Dog in Rwanda, won numerous awards all over the world. For example, First Prize or Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca, Sydney, Rome and Palm Springs.

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Other infos

Screenplay

Jens Assur

Language

Mandarin

Image

Marek Wieser

Sound

Wille Peterson-berger, Niclas Merits

Set decoration

Sudamol Chaban

Editing

Fredrik Morheden, Åsa Mossberg

Professional infos

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