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FILM REVIEWS

Mongolian Ping Pong

2004, Directed by Ning Hao, Mongolian, 102 minutes, Color

Film stills from director NING HAO's Mongolian Ping Pong. Courtesy First Run Features.

Talented young director Ning Hao, born in 1977, has established himself as one of the leading lights of new Chinese cinema. His latest film, Crazy Stone (2006), about a foiled jewelry heist, was a box-office smash in China, garnering praise for its hardboiled mix of intrigue and black comedy. International audiences will have to wait for Crazy Stone to find world-wide distribution, but in the meantime…

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