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ID: 0778 Advanced
Thu Jan 31 2008 | Jenny, Connie
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|光鲜亮丽||guāngxiān liànglì||polished; magnificent|
|阴暗凄惨||yīn àn qīcǎn||dark and miserable|
zài kàn shénme ？
What are you looking at?
guānyú Dōngjīng de jìlù piàn 。zhè ge chéngshì zhēnshì guāngguàilùlí 。yǒu guāngxiān liànglì de yī miàn ，yě yǒu yīn àn qīcǎn de yī miàn 。
A documentary about Tokyo. This city is really fantastic. It has a bright and shiny side, but also a dark and tragic side.
Rìběn běnlái liǎngjí fēnhuà jiù lìhai ，ér Dōngjīng yòu jízhōng tǐxiàn le zhè yīdiǎn 。zài Yínzuò ，shàngbān zú dōu shì zhěngqí de wǎng qián bēnzǒu ，fēicháng yǒu guīlǜ 。kěshì dào Yuánsù 、Shègǔ ，wánquán jiùshì lìngwài yīpiàn tiāndì 。dōu shì dǎbàn qiánwèi de niánqīngrén 。
Japan's polarization has always been really remarkable. And Tokyo really concentrates and embodies it. In Ginza, the office workers all rush forward. They're extremely orderly. But when you get to Harajuku and Shibuya, it's completely different. It's all young people decked out in the most avant-garde fashions.
duì ，tāmen hé chéngrén shìjiè ànbùjiùbān de zuòshì fāngshì wánquán xiāngfǎn 。bùguò ，děng tāmen jìnrù shèhuì yǐhòu ，yě huì chuānshàng fēngyī ，chéngwéi Yínzuò wúshù báilǐng lǐ de yī yuán 。zhè bù piānzi lǐ jiù cǎifǎng le hǎojǐ ge zhèyàng de rén 。
Yeah, they do things in a totally different way from the regimented adults. But after they enter the mainstream, they will become one of the countless white-collar workers of Ginza. In this movie they interviewed a lot of people like that.
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