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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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Plot:
Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
17 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
CNN Picks All Time Asian Best, Do We Agree?
 (From Twitch. 17 September 2008, 8:56 PM, PDT)

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Chinese Beauty 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

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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Chinese Beauty, 18 January 2003
Author: Cheetah-6 from Maui

How powerful and captivating simple quality filmmaking can be. This film tells it's tale with everyday scenes that manage to revel the poignancy hidden within. It's true as others have stated, how this film really makes it glaringly obvious how lost Hollywood is in it's special effects, overblown emotionalism and over the top climatic endings and have forgotten the essence of a meaningful story told with simple realism. So much of what these characters are going through is implied by the scene rather than spelled out in wordy dialogue. One aspect that I really enjoyed about the film was the contrast of the two brothers, one so very openly expressive in his childlike way and the other completely stoic but both able to evoke deep emotion. The older brother needed to say little, as he usually did, it was all there in that deadpan face of his! Beautiful cinematography, wonderful acting, great direction! Not to be missed!

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