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Yang guang can lan de ri zi (1994)

| Drama, History | 1994 (China)
A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing.

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Ma Xiaojun
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Mr. Hu
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Liu Yiku (as Geng Le)
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Ma Xiaojun (child)
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Ma Xiaojun (adult)
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Liu Yiku (adult)
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Mi Lan
Nan Shang ...
Liu Sitian
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Yu Beipei
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MA Xiaojun, a teenager boy, enjoying 100% freedom, grew up brutally in Beijing in the special days of cultural revolution. With nothing to do in schools, he began to sneak into strangers' homes using a self-made key. One day, he opened a door, entering the house of MI Lan. Without any notice, Mi came back home early, making MA nowhere to hide but under the bed. He saw the well-shaped young girl changing and naturally, as a teenager boy, he fell into the puppy love. Without any agenda or expectation, he tried to court the girl... Time passed away, young boys and girls changed. When looking back at the days of puberty, it seems the Sun shined strongly everyday. And the heat of the sun, though far fading, can still be felt in the memories of the people of that generation. Long story short, it is a Chinese version of the sorrows of younger Werther. Written by Xuguang Deng

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it reminds us of the first love we had long ago
21 December 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

it reminds us of the first love we had long ago, and nothing can restrain the passion of those young with full of confusion and possibilities. We are always amazed by those colorful characters formed under the certain political time. This film has successfully reached to the part that all human beings share with no matter what political conditions. Although the specific time is long gone and would never come back to China, those old, pure and simplified memories would never fate away. It will always be part of the history and part of us. It is not that simple to tag that time as wrong or right, it was just there, always there, with some smell some colours we never want to leave behind.


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