A Stranger in Shanghai
- I have no conscience at all
All I have is nerves
China was in turmoil in 1921 when renowned Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa (author of Rashomon) visits Shanghai as a newspaper correspondent. He'd grown up reading classic Chinese novels as a child, but what he sees is not the utopia he had imagined. He finds the military scuffles, the Western and Japanese occupation, and the local residents living in abject poverty all shocking. It is a despondent Akutagawa that finds solace in the spirit of the great nation. From intellectual revolutionaries to courtesans surviving in the back alleys, each encounter affects him in unexpected ways...
- "Entertainment: Best of Festival"
Entertainment: TV Movie / Suspense
US International Film & Video Festival, 2020