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Yang guang can lan de ri zi (1994)

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



, (story "Wild Beasts")
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Credited cast:
Ma Xiaojun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shaobo Dai ...
Yang Gao
Hua Fang ...
Old general
Mr. Hu
Liu Yiku (as Geng Le)
Dong Han ...
Ma Xiaojun (child)
Bin Liu ...
Liu Sitian (adult)
Xiaoning Liu ...
Liu Yiku (adult)
Mi Lan
Nan Shang ...
Liu Sitian
Yu Beipei
Shuo Wang ...
Small-time conman


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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Best Chinese Film
20 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film for three times, 6 times of videos. this is the best chinese film i saw. the beautiful music is from Mascarnni's Rustical Calvary(???) also used in Raging Bull by Martin Scorsese

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