Red Amnesia

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Red Amnesia
Red Amnesia.jpg
Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai
Produced by Liu Xuan
Written by Wang Xiaoshuai
Fang Lei
Li Fei
Starring Lü Zhong
Shi Liu
Feng Yuanzheng
Qin Hao
Qin Hailu
Han Yibo
Music by Umeit
Cinematography Wu Di
Edited by Yang Hongyu
Chongqing Film Group
21st Century Media presentation of a WXS production in association with Chinese Shadows
Distributed by A Dongchun Films
Inlook Media Group
Herun Media, Edko (Beijing) Films
Gravity Pictures Film
Release date
  • September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04) (Venice)
  • April 30, 2015 (2015-04-30) (China)
Running time
110 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

Red Amnesia (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 闖入者; pinyin: Chuǎngrù zhě (The Intruder)) is a 2014 Chinese thriller film directed by Wang Xiaoshuai.[1] The film deals with the psychological impact of an elderly retired widow (played by Lü Zhong)'s past. Wang considers Red Amnesia to be the last film of his Cultural Revolution trilogy, which includes 2005's Shanghai Dreams and 2011's 11 Flowers.[2] It was released on April 30, 2015.


Red Amnesia follows a family living in modern Beijing. Deng Meijuan, a widowed lady, lives on her own in a small rundown flat. Her relationships with her sons are strained - Elder son, Jun, is married and lives in a comfortable and modern apartment with his family, while younger son, Bing, has a boyfriend who Deng pretends she does not know about. Deng visits her sons and elderly mother at a nursing home regularly.

Soon, Deng's comfortable life pattern is disrupted by strange occurrences, consequences of a decision she had made during the Cultural Revolution, that no doubt had impacted the lives of others in the present.



The film was selected in competition for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[1] It also appeared as a Special Presentations at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Actress Lü Zhong won the award for Best Performance by an Actress at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her performance in the film.

As of May 11, the film had earned $1.42 million at the Chinese box office.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Venezia 71". Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
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  3. ^ Jonathan Papish (May 11, 2015). "China Box Office Weekend Actuals: 'Chappie' Outpaces 'Furious 7' On Final Lap Ahead Of Massive 'Ultron' Release". Archived from the original on May 14, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015.

External links

  • Chuang ru zhe on IMDb
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