a film by Dandan Liu


Germany | 2017 | 43:00 min

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This documentary describes a woman who works in a bathhouse. The film observes the daily routine of a woman doing her rub off old skin in a private sauna in China.
I have known this woman with name "Mei" all my life and her life story hurts me. I try to alleviate my pain through this movie but hopefully also this woman's pain. I also admit that the wet working environment has aroused my interest. My goal has been to represent the hard and dirty work in the wet environment. Ms Mei surprised me because she is very positive about her history and is positive about her attitude to life. She is a helpful woman who deals with her clients as lovingly as she does with her own family. Ms. Mei has been rich in the past, despite her fate; she helps other people even though she herself has almost no money. When she was rich, his body was fine but her mentality was heavy Of course she misses the money from the past, but now she feels freer and happier.
Her mind and heart are finally fine again, even if her back and joints are getting worse. I think Mrs. Mei's character is good, she is a strong person. I, m happy because she accepts her life as it is now. I feel relaxed and free now after the movie, because my great desire to make this film is realized.
41. duisburger filmwoche
Cast and Crew
  • Director Dandan Liu
  • Sound Mayc Eccher
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Production Company
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln | KHM
Peter-Welter-Platz 2, 50676 Köln

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