Release dateOctober 2008 (2008-10) (Pusan International Film Festival) Initial DVD releaseNovember 17, 2009 (Netherlands) CastLi Jun Bai, Xiao Ke Guan, Ming Juan Yang, Caolan Guan Similar moviesThe Herdsman (1982), The Red Awn (2007), Electric Shadows (2004), The Horse Thief (1986), East Palace - West Palace (1996)
Er Dong (Chinese: 二冬; pinyin: èr dōng), directed by Yang Jin, is a 2008 narrative independent Chinese film about a rebellious teenager in rural northern China. The film is shot in documentary-style and is the director's second feature.
Er Dong and his Christian mother lives in a rural Chinese village. She sends him to a Christian boarding school because of his inappropriate behavior, hoping that God will give him a new direction in life. At the school, Er meets a girl, Chang'e, and they are almost expelled because of their misconduct.