Saturday, February 20, 2010

24 City

A quasi-documentary about the closing down of Factory 420 in Chengdu, China to make way for 24 City, a multi rise apartment complex. The concept of the documentary is similar to Radiant City. Actors play the roles of the victims in  a series of interviews that are eerily lifelike. There is of course the argument that the "story" could have been told with "real" people. The bottom line is that the effect would have been the same. In my opinion going the route of a drama on a documentary road added to the film rather than negating any substance.

Rating: * * +

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