In the Heat of the Sun (1994)

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.

Directing:
  • Wen Jiang
  • Jiang Wen

Writing:
  • Wen Jiang
  • Shuo Wang
  • Jiang Wen

Stars:
Release Date: 1994-09-01
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  • Country: CN, HK
  • Language: 普通话
  • Runtime: 134
Xia Yu
Xia Yu
Ma Xiaojun
Wen Jiang
Wen Jiang
Ma Xiaojun (adult)
Siqin Gaowa
Siqin Gaowa
Mother
Geng Le
Geng Le
Liu Yiku
Ning Jing
Ning Jing
Mi Lan
Feng Xiaogang
Feng Xiaogang
Mr. Hu
Tao Hong
Tao Hong
Yu Beipei
Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen
Ma Xiaojun (adult)
Shuo Wang
Shuo Wang
Small-time conman
Wang Xue-qi
Wang Xue-qi
Father