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Cheng nan jiu shi (1983)

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The film shows the society and life in Beijing in 1920s through the eyes of a 6 year old girl. Yingzi Lin moves to Beijing from Taiwan with her parents. They live in a lane in the southern ... See full summary »

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The film shows the society and life in Beijing in 1920s through the eyes of a 6 year old girl. Yingzi Lin moves to Beijing from Taiwan with her parents. They live in a lane in the southern part of the city. As an energetic but sensitive girl, she spends a lot of time hanging out with her friends. They run around the busy streets and lanes, and do a lot people watching. She meets all kinds of people, including a mad woman at the door of a guildhall, her playmate Niuer who was mistreated, a guy who steals to pay for his brother's tuition fees hiding himself in a deserted courtyard, Amah Song who was a wet nurse in her family and her loving father, a highly respected professor, who is seriously ill and dies of disease. After experiencing a bitter life, Yingzi leaves Beijing with her mother. Written by lydp

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A good film of post-revolution era that describes the pre-revolution era
29 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

What gives this post-revolution era film a high score is that it is one of the earliest of the films shot in China that describes the pre-revolution era without any political bias and propaganda, a trend most could not escape.

The literal translation of the title actually is: Old stories of the southern part of the city.

For centuries, Beijing was consisted of three parts, the rich northern part of the town was consisted of northeastern part where aristocrats and royalties mainly resided, and the northwestern part where well to to merchants and landlords mainly resided. The southern part, an area that is equal in size of the northeastern and northwestern parts combined, is the place where most middle class and lower class resided. The story was told in the experience of a little girl of southern part of the city.


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