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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
"Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian" (original title)

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Xiao Si'r (Zhang Zhen)
Lisa Yang ...
Ming (Liu Zhiming)
Kuo-Chu Chang ...
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Chuan Wang ...
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Han Chang ...
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Zhigang Tan ...
Ma
Mingxin Zhang ...
Underpants (Mingxin)
Junlong Rong ...
Sex Bomb (Zhang Bowen)
Huiguo Zhou ...
Tiger (Xiao Hu)
Qingqi Liu ...
Hefty (Da Ge)
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My humble opinion
1 August 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Time for some counterbalance. For me it was quite a challenge to sit this one through. There has been much praise for its historical significance, its lyricism and the remarkable feats of the actors; I found it boring, monotonous and slightly pretentious. Am I the only one here or do the like-minded just not care to review on it?

The main character, S'ir, lacked charisma and the attempt to tell so many stories at once results in a serious lack of coherence. The only things I may remember from this film are the magnetic 'rebel without a cause' Honey and the little guy singing in his rock 'n roll band. The rest is just a drag. Four hours long…


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