Fearless From Red China

Fearless From Red China

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Made with true passion and love, Huai Bao's Fearless from Red China is as far from pre-packaged Hollywood entertainment as you can get. The filmmaker has taken the story of Wu Wei and infused it with tremendous personal emotion - all without a budget or professional equipment. For all those whose hearts are open, join us on a most unusual journey. In the years before the Cultural Revolution, a boy named Wu Wei was born into an artistic family in Beijing and was trained to be a ballet dancer until he was sent to the army in an isolated area for re-education. Due to his family background, the future closed all its doors to him despite his remarkable talent in dancing. In those strict, non-artistic, populist times, the easiest way to escape was to marry a western woman, and Wu Wei struggled to arrange this with no success. Eventually, there was success and he was sent to study in Paris. It was there that Wu Wei flourished and found gay love. Join us on this most remarkable journey and film.

In the years before the Cultural Revolution, a boy named Wu Wei is born in an artistic family in Beijing and is trained to be a ballet dancer until he is sent to the army in an isolated area for re-education. Due to his family background, the future closes all its doors to him, despite his remarkable talent in dancing.

In the 1980s, many people in Mainland China try every means to go abroad, even though it is almost impossible to obtain a passport. Wu Wei struggles to hook up with a Western woman for marriage but to no avail. Eventually, His mother marries three times in exchange for sending him to study in Paris, France. While in Paris, Wu Wei doesn't become a big shot fashion designer as he has always aspired to, but flourishes as a male escort. His legendary life in Paris is marked by a number of unusual events that either captivate his heart or devastate his spirit.

His return to a new and modern Beijing in the late 1990s does not bring him success that he has wanted, either. Years later, he ends up in the mysterious Tibet seeking his rebirth. He realizes that every big step he makes in life is simply motivated by his secret love for two people beyond his reach.

The movie was entirely shot on locations in China. Wu Wei is played by the real person, now aged 54, whose life story the movie is based on.

The majority of the major cast are Canadians and Americans, while all of the actors are amateurs except Elyse Ribbons who plays Catherine in the movie.

The story begins with Wu Wei boarding the train traveling to Tibet from Xining. While in the compartment he bumps into Jean Gaudette, one of his ex-clients when he was a rent boy in Paris, Tibet. Inspired by a Taoist master in Beijing, Wu Wei goes through a nirvana in Tibet together with Jean.

The producer, writer and director of the movie is a recent graduate of the Vancouver Film School in Canada. He made this movie with his own savings.

Read filmmaker Huai Bao's interview with CNN on China's sexual revolution.


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Reasons to Buy

  1. Director Huai Bao gets an "A+" for effort. Though it is filmed on a very low budget, Fearless from Red China tells an ambitious, sweeping, epic story.
  2. Huai Bao was once the subject of a special news piece by CNN that covered his attempts to bring about a sexual revolution in China.
  3. The romance and relationships at the center of this story are very sweet - and they feature more mature actors who break the usual sexy twink mold, so prevalent in gay cinema.

Information

  • Director: Huai Bao
  • Writer: Huai Bao
  • Length: 1 hrs. 27 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Sep 22 2015
  • Added: Sep 16 2015
  • Production Year: 2009
  • TLA SKU: 1754942
  • UPC Code: 807839005547
  • Catalog #: DR3246212

Reviews

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13 Reviews for Fearless From Red China

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Review by Love this film

By: Love this film
Truly enjoyed it. Though acting can be improved, the story is moving, rhythm is fast, cutting is well done, and directing is pretty skillful. Highly recommend it to all!
3.00 out of 5

Review by amazing!

By: amazing!
This is perhaps the best indie queer film I've ever seen! A moving story, great sense of humor, though acting is not always convincing. But I enjoyed it! thanks!

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
Watched this movie with my husband and daughter with much interest. I think this is a movie for all kinds of people, men, women, straight, gay, old, young...there is something universal in the story, about rebellion, self destruction, awakening, tran... Read More

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
I can't help laughing out loud when I hear Wu Wei saying to the rent boy on the phone at the end of the movie "Your grandfather has died many times. Sorry, I can't help you this time." It is so true! There are many young handsome buff boys who believ... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
We do not often think of China when we think of gay movies but "Fearless in Red China" might just change that. The film spans fifty years of China as it meets the Western world. We see how Communist China changed and we see it through the eyes of a C... Read More

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
This really is the sexiest movie I've ever seen! Simply hot love making scenes and a moving love story! Can't expect more!

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
I must tell you that I really enjoyed your movie. PLEASE don't give up and make sure this does get released...even if it takes a little longer. It's not like the other gay movies we see, no perfect buff bodies, no killer face, no softcore love making... Read More

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
The movie is a bit outrageous! And so many jerking off scenes! Well, I confess that I won't send the movie to my Mom. Or my sister (although that is conceivable). Or my students. (laughing). At least, not the students I have now. If I were teach... Read More

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
The film looks fantastic. Congrats!!! I love the nude scenes, so real, so natural and they are simply hot!

--Kevin

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
Just saw your film with much interest. Congratulations! I used to have the same kind of dream : to become a Movie Director. But it's just a dream for me because I don't have any chance and have never tried. So I am really happy for you. You are ver... Read More

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
Good job! I know how hard it can be to make such a big project for that little money. I am very pleased that you managed to make something that is like you dreamed it.

-- Denise Ross, Florida

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
Well done! Lurid and romantic at the same time. (Something you do so well!) Excellent. Congratulations! Very exciting. Don't know what to expect! (Wondering which of my friends can I take
to this movie?)

Review by anonymous

By: anonymous
I watched your film again today and would like to tell you my impression. Please forgive me if you feel some comments are unacceptable. I write purely out of love for this story and out of an expectation and requirement for a professional filmmaker. ... Read More

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