Subtitles Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks



Filmed over the course of two years between 1999 and 2001 and details the slow decline of Shenyang’s industrial Tiexi district, an area that was once a vibrant example of China’s socialist economy. With the move towards other industries, however, the factories of Tiexi have all begun to be closed down, and with them, much of the district’s worker-based infrastructure and social constructs. Over 9 hours long, the film consists of three parts, “Rust,” “Remnants” and “Rails.”

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Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
China, Netherlands
551 min
4 wins & 1 nomination.


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铁西区 -

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