Crossroads (Shizi Jietou)

"A funny, inventive Depression comedy about the trials facing unemployed young graduates in 30s Shanghai. The central fraught romance comes straight from Hollywood, but the overall realism and the hints of looming political turmoil are purely Chinese. Like Street Angel, a film associated with the radical May 4 Movement." --Meek & Rayns, NFT. "As in other May 4th Movement films of the period, location shooting on the streets of Shanghai is used whenever possible, and the film enhances its sense of direct contemporary relevance by inserting several brief documentary sequences - like the workings of the cotton factory." --Meek & Rayns, "Electric Shadows..."

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