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Release Date:
2 August 2001 (Netherlands) See more »
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Plot:
Set in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, the film focuses on a group of amateur theatre troupe performers whose... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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meet the director half way and it's well worth it See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hongwei Wang ... Minliang

Tao Zhao ... Ruijuan
Jing Dong Liang ... Chang Jun
Tian-yi Yang ... Zhong Pin
Bo Wang ... Yao Eryong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sanming Han ... Sanming

Directed by
Zhangke Jia 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zhangke Jia 

Produced by
Keung Chow .... associate producer
Joël Farges .... co-producer
Juliette Grandmont .... co-producer
Shôzô Ichiyama .... producer (as Shozo Ichiyama)
Elise Jalladeau .... co-producer
Kit Ming Li .... producer
Masayuki Mori .... executive producer
Nelson Lik-wai Yu .... associate producer (as Yu Lik Wai)
 
Original Music by
Yoshihiro Hanno 
 
Cinematography by
Nelson Lik-wai Yu  (as Yu Lik Wai)
 
Film Editing by
Jinlei Kong  (as Jing Lei Kong)
 
Art Direction by
Sheng Qiu 
 
Costume Design by
Lei Qi 
Xiafei Zhao 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crystal Gong Chun .... assistant director (as Gong Chun)
Gu Zheng .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Yang Zhang .... sound mixer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zhantai" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Runtime:
154 min | Italy:193 min (Venice Film Festival) | Japan:185 min (Tokyo FILMeX 2000) | Taiwan:190 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | France:U | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#06)See more »
Movie Connections:
References Spring in a Small Town (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nianqing de pengyou lai xiang hui (Young friends to meet)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
meet the director half way and it's well worth it, 20 November 2011
Author: janeblevins from France

When I started watching this movie, my first thought was, "oh, documentary film maker moving into feature film and being kind of artsy and pretentious"...because the film is very gritty and realistic and you almost feel uncomfortably present in the intimate lives of people you don't know. That in itself shows how good the acting is in this film because you really, really think these people are locals and that is really and truly what they do, they are amateur theater performers. it's hard to see at the beginning just how you're going to spend 2 plus hours with folks who seem so opaque and indifferent to the spectator.

But then almost imperceptibly, the movie starts to draw you in. Each frame of the movie, each scene is a clue, a thread that connects to other scenes or begins its own story and you realize this guy is a master of movie narrative. He gets it.

And then it really takes off. This is one of the best movies I think I've ever seen, one I could probably watch several times because there's a lot going on in every single scene but none of it is overstated. And if you're not watching closely, some tragic moments go by and you miss them.

Hats off to the director and actors on this...

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