Choujue Dengchang (2002)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - China  |  
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Written, directed, produced by, and featuring Cui Zi'en, Choujue Dengchang follows Xiao Bo (Yu Bo) as he cares for his rapidly deteriorating father (Cui). Oddly enough, his father's dying wish is to "taste the milk of his son." Without much hesitation, Xiao Bo agrees, and consents to oral sex between himself and his father. The surrealism continues when Xiao reunites with his "girlfriend," Nana (Na-ren-qi-mu-ge), who, until very recently, had lived her life as a man. Though Xiao was the one who convinced her to go through with the operation, he finds himself unattracted to her as a female. Still, the young man refuses to consider the possibility that he is homosexual. The rejection doesn't phase Nana, however, and she continues to audition for a position as a nightclub singer. Though she has a terrible voice, she manages to snag the attention of the brother of a club owner, and gets a job. As the various vignettes tangle and connect within themselves, the line defining sexuality and gender roles becomes irreparably blurred.

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father, homosexual, son