de Lou Ye


One evening during a torrential downpour, some kids run over and kill a woman. Who was she? What was she doing there? The police investigation intertwines with the couple crisis between Lu Jie and her husband, who she saw enter a hotel accompanied by the deceased young woman. With Mystery, the prestigious Lou Ye returns home following a five year censor prohibition (imposed by the Chinese government as a result of the highly sexual and politically committed Summer Palace), offering us an intriguing melodrama based on snippets of everyday stories and that questions us about the mysteries that might be hidden away in those closest to us.


Lou Ye

Shanghai, 1965. He studied at the Peking film academy, and achieved international recognition with his second feature length film, Suzhou River (95), an outstanding piece in oriental neonoir. Titles like Purple Butterfly (03) and Summer Palace (06) have made him a regular at all the big festivals.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: Mandarin