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Piao liang ma ma (2000)

Gong Li stars in this low-key drama about a single mother who will do anything to provide for her son. Sun Liying (Li) struggles to care for her hearing-impaired child Zheng Da (Gao Xin) after her taxi driver husband divorces.

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Gong Li stars in this low-key drama about a single mother who will do anything to provide for her son. Sun Liying (Li) struggles to care for her hearing-impaired child Zheng Da (Gao Xin) after her taxi driver husband divorces.

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Breaking the Silence  »

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Gong Li breaks her silence by doing a great role.
13 August 2008 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

In recent times many films have been made which have subtly portrayed harsh life of common people in China.Breaking the silence is one such film which is quite different from other films as it does not rely heavily on melodramatic elements to get its messages heard.By making "Breaking The Silence",Chinese director Sun Zhou has given Chinese actress Gong Li,one of her most deglamorized roles.At Montreal World Film Festival,she managed to win best actress award despite the fact that this film was not at all a star vehicle for her.She plays the role of a dedicated mother who is convinced that a day would come soon when her deaf son would be able to perform well at school like other children.The problems of handling a troubled child are depicted with compassionate care as Gong Li makes her supreme sacrifice by abandoning her job to be able to dedicate herself entirely for the well being of her beloved son.Who can benefit from this film ? This is a perfect film for all those women who choose to ignore or delay their motherhood in order to further a lucrative career.


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