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China - The pain of war

Raising the budget for a film is not easy for any film-maker. But few have had it as hard as Chinese director Lu Chuan. He made his name internationally with festival favourite Kekexili: Mountain Patrol in 2004, but his success did not help him back home in China when trying to finance his new war film, City Of Life And Death. "In China, young directors are not so lucky to have a producer handling fundraising. You have to do it yourself," he explains.

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