Thursday, August 12, 2021

"Bus 44": In China, a bus hijacking with a shocking and ironic outcome

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Bus 44”, a recent short on Omeleto from China, directed by Dayyan Eng, based on a true event in 1999 in northern China, is indeed worth a watch (11 min). .

A bus is hijacked, and passengers are kidnapped and yanked out into the countryside. The female bus driver gets back on and ejects the young man who tried to save her.  Why?

How do you behave in a kidnapping situation?

China is supposed to have very low street crime.

The film was at Cannes.

Wikipedia:  Three Gorges Dam, click for attribution.


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