last night i watched black snow. by xie fei. it’s a mainland china movie. it’s about a prisoner that finished his time and was released (how shocking, people actually get released from prison in china!?) and is now trying to readjust to life. of course chinese people are all the same, so he can never really be accepted again, since he broke the law. [his friend who got a longer sentence (life sentence) is now completely rejected by the family.] so now the guy is stuck selling cheap clothes on the street and his only friends are the type of people that got him into trouble originally. he’s trying to clean up his life, but it just doesn’t work. it has a tragic ending. the beijing accent is really hard to understand. everything-er sounds-er like-er this-er.