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Date & Time
October 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Sheep without a Shepherd
(Sam Quah, 2019, 112 min, China, Mandarin, DCP)


– Introduced by Krista Van Fleit (Associate Professor of Chinese Literature and Language, University of South Carolina)


A family man and film fanatic, Lee is forced to apply tricks he has learned from crime thrillers to cover up a killing committed by his wife and teenage daughter… a murder in which the victim is the only son of the local head of police (played by Twin Peaks star Joan Chen). This Chinese/Malay cat and mouse thriller has been a blockbuster hit across Asia.


“[A] loopy, stylized celebration of the kinds of byzantine, trap-laden suspensers that have delighted audiences from ‘The Purloined Letter’ through Hitchcock’s wronged-man oeuvre and the career of M. Night Shyamalan.” – Los Angeles Times

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