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This is Sanlitun


A film by Robert I. Douglas

Premiered at Toronto 2013 Vimeo on Demand release, July 2nd 2014 Gary is in Beijing to make it big, after failing to impress his Chinese investors he soon takes up English teaching and life lessons from Frank, an incompetent mentor. Gary's real reasons for staying become apparent when his son and Chinese ex-wife enter the picture.

Genre(s): Comedy

• Theme(s): Alcohol / Bromance / Divorce / Expats / Humor / Mockumentary

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This is Sanlitun

  • Róbert Ingi Douglas

    2005: Eleven Men Out
    2000: The Icelandic Dream

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2013: Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) | Contemporary World Cinema
  • 2013: Tallin Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 94'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,77:1 (16/9)
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: China / Iceland
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Format(s) available: Bluray / DCP / DVD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Carlos Ottery, Ai Wan, Hu Gaoxiang, Christopher Loton, Cromwell Cheung
  • Screenplay: Róbert Ingi Douglas, Carlos Ottery, Christopher Loton
  • Cinematographer: Zuxiang Zhao
  • Editor: Róbert Ingi Douglas
  • Sound: Nick Cathcart-Jones
  • Music: Jordan Mitchell
  • Producer: Maureen Sherrard, Ai Wan, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Róbert Ingi Douglas

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Film Douglas, Vintage Pictures
  • Coproduced by: Ai Wan Entertainment