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Director:
Writers:
Shangjun Cai (writer)
Yi'nan Diao (writer)
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Release Date:
6 April 2000 (Netherlands) See more »
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Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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17 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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CNN Picks All Time Asian Best, Do We Agree?
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Sacrifice and soul as well as humor characterize this beautiful film. See more (46 total) »

Cast

 
Jiayi Du
Bing He ... He Zeng
Wu Jiang ... Er Ming
Ding Li ... Master Lin
Cunxin Pu ... Da Ming
Xu Zhu ... Master Liu
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Directed by
Yang Zhang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shangjun Cai  writer
Yi'nan Diao  writer
Xin Huo  writer
Fendou Liu  writer
Yang Zhang  writer

Produced by
Sam Duann .... executive producer
Peter Loehr .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xiaogang Ye 
 
Cinematography by
Jian Zhang 
 
Film Editing by
Hongyu Yang 
 
Art Direction by
Meng Tian 
 
Sound Department
Qizhen Lai .... sound
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xizao" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and nudity
Runtime:
92 min
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Sacrifice and soul as well as humor characterize this beautiful film., 18 July 2000
Author: Peegee-3 (poetsrx@webtv.net) from Santa Monica, CA

I just returned from seeing "Xizhao" and am still under its soulful spell. How rare to see a film of this calibre, unafraid of tenderness and caring, but at the same time not maudlin or overtly heavy-handed...and particularly rare when this feeling is among men...in this case, a father and his two grown sons, one retarded, the other estranged and ambitious. How these relationships, and others, unfold, how one son's willing sacrifice brings deep humanity into the limited life of the other is a joy to behold. In among all these machinations there is delightful humor in and around the bathhouse setting. I recommend this film unreservedly.

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