• Greek Title Εμπρός Κινέζοι Ξανά, Αν Θέλετε Να Είστε Επαναστάτες
  • English Title Peking Duck Soup
  • Original Title Chinois, encore un effort pour être révolutionnaires
  • Year: 1977
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: France
  • Duration: 116'
  • Director: René Viénet, Ji Qing Ming, Al Perreault
  • Scriptwriter: René Viénet
  • Cinematography: René Viénet, Francis Deron, Ji Qing Ming
  • Editing: Noune Serra, Monique Clementi
  • Music / Score: Dominique Hennequin
  • Cast: Αφήγηση / Narration: Jacques Pimpaneau, Thierry Lévy
  • Production: Hélène Vager, Edwin Aline, Charles-Henri Favrod, INA
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Editions René Viénet

Α shakespearian story full of noise and fury, but that means something. In the role of the “Grand Helmsman”, Mao ZeDong himself, in the role of Madame Mao, famous actress Lan Ping, aka Jian Qing, as closest comrade in arms, traitor Lin Piao. Co-starring the vanished glories of the “Gang of Four”. In the role of the proletariat, the Worker XXX. The costumes, the make-up, the gala dinners were kindly provided by the Maoist bureaucracy. Historical tricks: Third International, American imperialism, Jean Chesneaux, the Maoist bureaucracy, etc. The directors thank the People's Liberation Army for its invaluable assistance in eliminating the traitor Lin Piao. As writer Simon Leyes said:“The film gives us back the hysterical liturgies and medieval thaumaturgies of the cult of Mao”. (René Viénet)

René Viénet

René Viénet (1944, France), a sinologist, situationist, writer, filmmaker and Maoist critic, is famous for the film “Can Dialectics Break Bricks?” (1973), made with the situationist technique of “détournement”. Viénet was also the series editor of “Bibliothèque asiatique” with more than fifty works published by a variety of houses. Against the Catholic Maoists, then in control of Asian Studies in France, he published controversial books and made the innovative documentary “Peking Duck Soup” (1977). Besides his business achievements in the medical field of contraception, he founded “Editions René Viénet" in 2003. From 2015, he collaborates with “Cinémathèque Française” on the restoration of his films and in showcasing films from China.

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