SUMMER PALACE

CN / D 2005, Feature Film
Director: Lou Ye
Director of Photography: Hua Qing
Production: Dreamfactory (CN) / Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH (D)

Synopsis:
Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou Wei. Driven by obsessive passions they can neither understand nor control, their relationship becomes one of dangerous games - betrayals, recriminations, provocations - as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy and freedom. Protests collapse, and Yu and Zhou lose each other amidst the social chaos and panicked crowds. Zhou Wei is sent to a summer military camp, and on his release moves to Berlin, fleeing both his country and memories of Yu. She finds a job, a lover, but can not forget Zhou. In Germany, social unrest is mounting: calls for freedom, demonstrations for democracy. A familiar story for Zhou. Weary, still haunted by Yu, he returns to China as the Berlin Wall crashes down. He finds her at last, in a small town. From evening to dawn, their future stretches before them, two changed souls in a changed world.

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Conceptional Design / Flashback 


Conceptional Design / Club 


Conceptional Design / Club 


Set Photo / Appartment Zhou Wei 


Set Photo / Appartment Zhou Wei 


Set Photo / Appartment Rou Gu 


Set Photo / Appartment Rou Gu 


Set Photo / Appartment Zhou Wei 


Conceptional Design / Roof 


Conceptional Design / Funeral