Black Cannon Incident, The*

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Black Cannon Incident, The*

  • 1985 ----- color ----- 95 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Huang Jianxin; with Liu Zifeng, Gerhard Olschewski) In an effort to modernize production, a Chinese industrial complex hires a German engineer to supervise the assembly of new machinery from Europe. Called away by his company, the engineer returns to find that a total incompetent has replaced his first Chinese interpreter. Neither of the two men who worked so well together can understand the Party Committee's reason for the action which threatens the project. As the reasons become clear, this modern film from China exposes the hypocrisy of the Committee and it's need to "save face" at any cost. (In Chinese with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, China, Motion Pictures: Features)