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The Monkey Kid (1995)

The Monkey Kid is the story of a nine year-old girl's daily life in Beijing, 1970, during the mid-stage of the Cultural Revolution. Her parents, deemed "intellectuals" by the state, have ... See full summary »

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Fu Di ...
Shi-Wei
Shu Fang ...
Mama
Guang Yang ...
Xiao-Hua
Yang Lin ...
The Teacher
Hung-Mei Chang ...
Xiao-Qing
Wang Yang ...
Li-Li
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The Monkey Kid is the story of a nine year-old girl's daily life in Beijing, 1970, during the mid-stage of the Cultural Revolution. Her parents, deemed "intellectuals" by the state, have been sent for "Re-education" in the countryside to "Learn from the Peasants." The child is left to learn life on her own. She parachutes from the top of clothes cupboards, she shows up late for school, she tumbles down mountains of gravel, she balances on balconies five stories high.... Written by Andy Martin <andy@bsffilmgroup.com>

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18 June 1997 (France)  »

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La môme singe  »

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A piece of paradise in the political turmoil
24 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

and that piece of paradise is the soul of a little kid.

In the violent political turmoil, people's morale and ethnics are twisted and the only clean soul that was unpolluted by the nasty political turmoil could only exist in the hearts of little kids. For anyone who suffered through that era, it is extremely difficult not to be touched by this movie.

It is not a sign of weakness that you have tears in your eyes when watching this movie, it is a sign that you have a heart. However, do not be feel bad if you do not have tears in your eyes because such tragedy would never happen in west, and hopefully, never again in China either.


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