This movie is adapted from the novel Heroes in Tongbai. Xiao Hua, a sister of Zhao Yongsheng, is deserted by her poor family. He Xiangdong, a woodworker, adopts her and rename her He Cuigu.... See full summary »

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This movie is adapted from the novel Heroes in Tongbai. Xiao Hua, a sister of Zhao Yongsheng, is deserted by her poor family. He Xiangdong, a woodworker, adopts her and rename her He Cuigu. To steer clear of arrest by the enemy, Dong Hongguo, offspring of a revolutionary family, is renamed Xiao Hua so as to be adopted by her adopter. Later, Zhao Yongsheng's parents are killed by the enemy, he joins the Liberation Army. In 1947, when Zhao Yongsheng returns to his own village Tongbai, his sister Xiao Hua happens to find her brother. Doctor Zhou who works in the hospital of the army, adopts Xiao Hua without knowing she is her own daughter. He Cuigu has become a well-known guerrilla hero after she grows up. She doesn't recognize her brother Zhao Yongsheng when she carries him on the stretcher. After the war, Zhao Yongsheng, Xiao Hua and Cuigu meet each other happily; Dong Xiangkun and Doctor Zhou also feel happy to reunite with their own daughter after 17 years of departure. Written by Anonymous

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The Village of Pretty Women
18 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly charming film from Zhang Zheng (although IMDb credits Tsen Chang) and the Beijing Film Studio. Xiao Hua was one of the earliest post-Mao films (1980) and was part of the great renaissance of the modern Chinese cinema. While production values are often very low-budget, the cast and the story rise above the obvious limitations of a tight schedule and little money. This is a tale of babies taken from their parents during the tumultuous time of the Chinese civil war. Xiao Hua (Joan Chen) and He Cuigu (Liu Xiaoqing) are two young women who have grown up to find that they have much in common. The camaraderie and the courage of these two are really the film's strength and the sympathetic treatment given to the ordinary soldiers in this historic struggle transcends the usual propagandistic outlook that was still symptomatic of some of this era's cinema product. Chen and Liu are very beguiling and set the scene for a very human and touching tale.


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