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Director:
Writers:
Joan Chen (writer)
Geling Yan (novel)
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Release Date:
29 April 1999 (Singapore) See more »
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Plot:
Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
12 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Pleasant movie about harsh life under communism See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Xiaolu Li ... Wenxiu (Xiu Xiu) (as Lu Lu)
Lopsang ... Lao Jin
Zheng Qian ... Li Chuanbei
Jie Gao ... Mother
Qianqian Li ... Sister
Yue Lü ... Father
Qian Qiao ... Chen Li
Cheng Jiang ... Rider A
Xiaoyu Yang ... Girl
Xuejun Gu ... Rider B
Huri ... Holligan
Zhizhung Lik ... Headquarter's Chief
Kun Zhang ... Assistant
Shijin Li ... Jeep Driver
Dong Jia ... Yak Herder A
Yu Wang ... Yak Herder B (as Wang Yue)
Qiang Gao ... Peddler
Xuelan Cao ... Honey Dealer
Wenyuan Qin ... Motorcycle Man
Xiaoying Tan ... Tractor Man
Zhong Lu ... Belt Man
Wenqi Hu ... Janitor
Yayu Li ... Nurse A
Min Du ... Nurse B
Jiong Cao ... Three Toes
Dashui Jia ... Patient A
Yu Chen ... Patient B
Luoyong Wang ... Narrator (voice)
Xiaolin Yu ... Jeep Driver Voice (voice)
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Directed by
Joan Chen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joan Chen  writer
Geling Yan  novel "Tian Yu"
Geling Yan  screenplay

Produced by
Wai-Chung Chan .... producer (as Alice Chan)
Joan Chen .... executive producer
Joan Chen .... producer
Allison Liu .... executive producer
Cecile Shah Tsuei .... executive producer
Ruby Yang .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Chen 
 
Cinematography by
Yue Lü 
 
Film Editing by
Ruby Yang 
 
Production Design by
Lai Pan 
 
Art Direction by
Sai-Wan Lau 
 
Costume Design by
Lai Pan 
 
Makeup Department
Xiaomei Min .... hair stylist
Xiaomei Min .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tom Bullock .... post-production supervisor
Ye Fan .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
He Shi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ping Feng .... set constructor
Jianhua Gao .... props manager
Zhihua Gao .... second assistant props
Hai Liu .... third assistant props
Weiguo Liu .... set constructor
Cheng Qin .... art department consultant
Zhiliang Wang .... first assistant props
Ming Yao .... set constructor
 
Sound Department
Jay Boekelheide .... sound designer
Frank Canonica .... supervising sound recordist: mix stage
Christopher Emerson .... sound assistant
Stephen Hart .... foley mixer
Gooning Mo .... assistant sound
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist (as Margio Malley)
Dan Olmsted .... sound re-recording mixer
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Rinella .... adr mixer
Zhanshan Yang .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Hinton .... film opticals
Bruce Miller .... film opticals
Bruce Walters .... digital visual effects
Ginny Walters .... digital visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jie Chen .... third assistant camera
Michael Chin .... camera operator: second unit
Zhegnjun Duan .... second assistant camera
Jiebin Fan .... camera operator
Dahai Li .... first assistant camera
Tiande Li .... electrician
Zhilan Liku .... electrician
Carter Tomassi .... camera operator: titles (as Carter Thomassi)
Jingrei Wen .... best boy
Fusen Xu .... generator operator
Jianyun Yao .... gaffer
Yong Ye .... video operator
Diansheng Zhou .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Xuelan Cao .... wardrobe assistant
Xiao Xi .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Angela Chou .... negative cutter
Axel Geddes .... assistant editor
Lauren E. Himmel .... assistant editor: avid
Jim Kallett .... assistant editor
Celia Pan .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Cary Belling .... orchestrator
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Junming Gong .... driver: generator
 
Other crew
Chris Barden .... script translator: English language version
Guangping Cai .... production coordinator
Eileen Chow .... subtitle consultant: English language version
Shixiong Deng .... assistant production coordinator
Baodi Fei .... body double
Jie Gao .... script supervisor
Jakob Nielsen .... title designer: English language version
Lawrence A. Walker .... script translator: English language version
Qifeng Yang .... facility maintenance
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tian yu" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Heavenly Bath" - International (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although the U.S. distributor claimed the film was banned in China for sexual and political content, the script was actually approved by the Chinese government. The film was only banned after the filmmakers decided not to wait for permits before shooting in Tibet (such permits are required for a film to receive official approval).See more »

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Pleasant movie about harsh life under communism, 9 August 2007
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

Tian Yu directed by veteran Chinese actress Joan Chen is a bold film which is completely different both in style as well as content from those of other Chinese films made by fifth and sixth generation film makers.Soon after its filming its anti Chinese communist party stance had angered the Chinese cultural authorities to such an extent that it is still banned in China.Much of the film's strength lies in its choice of far off landscapes which add surreal beauty to the film.The film is sad as a young girl is sent away from her home to initiate a communist party sponsored reeducation process but she becomes a victim of sexual slavery.This is a real story which underscores not only the plight of the film's protagonist but also of countless ordinary girls whose happiness was snatched by the official brutality of the omnipotent communist party ideology.Top notch scenes of the film include sequences in which the young protagonist is forced to live in a far off settlement with a Tibetan eunuch.This unexpected event gives rise to emotional bonding between two people cut off from human civilization.

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