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Song of the Exile (1990)

Ke tu qiu hen (original title)
After the Sino-Japanese War, Kwei Dz, one of the family members of Japanese soldiers accepted a Chinese officer's proposal and remained in China. Later they had a daughter named Ann. The ... See full summary »

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After the Sino-Japanese War, Kwei Dz, one of the family members of Japanese soldiers accepted a Chinese officer's proposal and remained in China. Later they had a daughter named Ann. The officer went to Hong Kong to work, leaving Kwei Dz and Ann in Macao. Kwei Dz, unable to communicate with her in-laws, much less accept their ways, became remorseful. Yet the worst problem she had was that Ann did not accept her as a mother. After Ann got a Master Degree in UK she went back to Hong Kong. Kwei Dz had been feeling very homesick for her mother country and decided to take Ann and return to Japan. In Japan, Ann began to understand her mother's pain because she did not understand Japan or the Japanese. Later a telegram from Canton arrived saying that Ann's grandfather had had a stroke. Upon seeing her to grandfather, Ann realized that, in spite of his now frail body, a body once tortured by Red Guards, he was so hopeful for China's future. Ann saw that China was now trying to find its own ... Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Maggie Cheung has never been so beautiful,cute and full of innocence.
31 July 2007 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

Ann Hui is a legendary filmmaker who shot to fame in 1982 after having made "Boat People"-a film about the plight of Vietnamese refugees.She is also one of the founding members of the Hong Kong new wave cinema. Song of exile is one of her best films and it is a pity that it has remained a forgotten,ignored film despite the fact that it was in the competition section of Cannes International Film Festival 1990.At the core of this film is the tale of a young girl child who has grown in two different civilizations.As she becomes adult,it is difficult for her to strike a balance between ancient customs and modernity.There is trouble for her mother also as she is from a different country. Although the film is slightly autobiographical in nature,Ann Hui has made it a point not to forget to add numerous fictional elements.Maggie Cheung is the breathtaking protagonist of the film.As the film takes places in three different places with dream like quality, it is sure that viewers would enjoy their respective geographical displacements while enjoying the film.This is a film to be seen more than once.


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