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Breaking the Silence (2000)

Piao liang ma ma (original title)
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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Sun Liying
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Jing-ming Shi ...
Fang Zipin
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Zheng Peidong
Xiuqing Yue ...
Da He
Chengru Li ...
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Kesheng Lei ...
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Qing Lin ...
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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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A Beautiful Movie
4 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK. So the title Piao Liang Ma Ma means 'Beautiful Mother'. The show is about a single mother from the village living with her hearing-impaired son in the city. She struggles with his condition. Disabled children in China aren't exactly given the best of the best.

After an attempted rape on her by one of her employers, she deems that all men are..you know. BAD.

One day, her son manages to pronounce a word that he has been taking so long to learn. Her hope rises.

Well, I'm not gonna tell you the rest. You just have to watch the movie.

---Rating: 8/10


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