MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,461 this week

Bian zou bian chang (1991)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 410 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 7 critic

A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string...

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 20 Apr 2011
 
a list of 173 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 246 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 98 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bian zou bian chang (1991)

Bian zou bian chang (1991) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bian zou bian chang.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thérèse (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Catherine Mouchet, Hélène Alexandridis, Aurore Prieto
Ju Dou (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Directors: Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang
Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan began with Beiqing Chengshi (1989), this film reveals the story through three levels: a film within a film as ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Stars: Annie Shizuka Inoh, Giong Lim, Jack Kao
Lune froide (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Bouchitey
Stars: Jean-François Stévenin, Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-Pierre Bisson
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Stage mime Antoine Moreau (Tom Courtenay) is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna
Stars: Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Ingrid Held
The Promise (2005)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang, Hiroyuki Sanada
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Kiu and three men. Kiu is a fisherman's daughter in a village. Her father is aging, so they hire Wah at their small store. He's new to the village. Next to the store is a restaurant owned ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick An, Sai Kuen Chung, Siu Ping Go
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania, Turkey and Kurdistan are packed in. Among them, he notices an old man and thinks ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Patrikareas
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Aircraft hijacking with Chinese special forces rescue. Gong Li as a heroic stewardess.

Directors: Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang
Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Xiaoning Liu
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Cheng Bai
Stars: Nan Deng, Xiaohan Hu, Wei Li
L'amica (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The beautiful but neglected wife of a brilliant architect from Milan, betrayed by her husband and mocked by her friend who manages the amorous adventures that she dreams of having, decides ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Lisa Gastoni, Mita Cattaneo, Marina Coffa
Pa xiu gui (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Yan-chien Chuang
Stars: Lung Chan, Collin Chou, Fat Chung
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zhongyuan Liu ...
Old Master
Lei Huang ...
Shitou
...
Lanxiu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Ma ...
Noodle stall owner's wife
Erga Yao ...
Retarded man at noodle stall
Jinzhan Zhang ...
Lanxiu's father
Zhengyuan Zhang ...
Noodle stall owner / God of death
Ling Zhong ...
Pharmacist
Edit

Storyline

A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string... Written by Zheng Wang <zhwang@das.harvard.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

banjo | village | banjo string | peace | hope | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

18 March 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Life on a String  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
left with too many questions
15 January 2004 | by (Mountain View, CA) – See all my reviews

watching this film, i was left with too many unanswered questions at the end of it. the first thing i had to say was "...okkkk". in the end i felt a little unsatisfied. the relationship between lanxiu and shidou could have been developed a little more.

maybe i was approaching the film in the wrong manner. coming from the "old well" and "yellow river" perspective, this doesn't seem to hold up as well as some of the other 5th generation director's films.


3 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bian zou bian chang (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?