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Zhang Yimou does it again
15 January 2004
After his stunning photography work in "Yellow Earth" Zhang Yimou shows he
can work in enclosed spaces just as well as open fields. Also, this film
shows Zhang Yimou in his first acting role.
This film fits in well with first runs of the 5th generation directors,
is dire need of a good transfer to dvd. In a large part, this film is very
much in tune with propaganda films coming out of cCina at the time, but
story of lost love found and sacrifice for the community maps well to
After "Yellow Earth" capital began to flow at an increased rate into the
Chinese film industry, and this piece is one that should not be forgotten.
Sandwiched between two great films photographed by Zhang Yimou, "Yellow
Earth" and "Red Sorghum", any fan of his work will not be left
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