• Movie: An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Duration: 3 hr. 54 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 26 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 98

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In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits still and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves. Among them is schoolboy Wei Bu, on the run after accidentally pushing classmate Yu Shuai down the stairs, who was bullying him previously. Wei Bu's classmate, Huang Ling, has run away from her mother and fallen for the charms of her teacher. Yu Shuai's older brother, Yu Cheng, feels responsible for the suicide of a friend. And finally, along with many other characters whose fates are inextricably bound together, there's Wang Jin, a sprightly pensioner whose son wants to offload him onto a home. In virtuoso visual compositions, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.
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  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Duration: 3 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 26 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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3 people found this review helpful
Nov 21, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
This one is a long long one. Four hours length, with a simple yet realistic story about people who see their lives being ruined and try to hope. I can't say that the story kept me interested throughout its huge length. Sometimes it felt like nothing was happening. It was like watching a documentary. It did pick up eventually. The ending was kind of odd too. But overall the performances were really good from all the characters who's lives were tangled together somehow. So, five out of ten, for its simplicity, but the length can't be explained.
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