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In the Heat of the Sun

Release Date 1994-09-01
Runtime 134 minutes
Genres Drama, Romance
Stars Xia Yu, Ning Jing, Geng Le, Jiang Wen, Liu Xiaoning
Directors Gu Changwei, Jiang Wen, Jiang Wen, Shuo Wang, Ying Zhou

The film is set in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. It is told from the perspective of Ma Xiaojun nicknamed Monkey, a teenage boy. Monkey and his friends are free to roam the streets of Beijing day and night because the Cultural Revolution has caused their parents and most adults to be either busy or away. The story revolves around Monkey's dalliances with his roguish male friends and his subsequent angst-filled crush with Mi Lan.