China Behind (再見中國) is a 1974 Hong Kong movie, directed by Tang Shu Shuen. The film painted a bleak portrait of both communist China and capitalist Hong Kong, yielding a thirteen-year ban by British colonial authorities,[1] that was lifted in 1980.[2]

China Behind
Directed byTang Shu Shuen
CinematographyChang Chao-tang
Running time
110 min
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$ 1.939 M.

The film was shot in Taiwan with official authorization, and the cinematography was done by renowned Taiwanese photographer Chang Chao-tang (張照堂).


The plot concerns four college students and a middle-aged doctor who try to escape the devastation brought by the Chinese Cultural Revolution.[2]


The film was selected as one of the "Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures" during the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony on 27 March 2005. It was also selected for inclusion in Hong Kong Film Archive's "100 must-see Hong Kong movies" in 2011.[3]


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