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Since a long time ago i couldn't get out of cinema with my emotions deeply affected.
On the one hand, this film is an incredible explosion of emotion, full of rich details (providing an approximate idea of how is changing China and their values, using simple and a quite overacted scenes...) In my opinion, the film allow us to think about live, in many ways (economics, love, family, success, frustrations and purposes...etc...) using simple but emotionally deep scenes, where people's best is shown..
On the other hand, beyond performances and script, how music is related to personages and scenes is absolutely amazing...
From my humble point of view, one of the best cinema art expressions i've ever seen, taking into account what cinema is : a balanced relation between an history, images, light, music and emotions...
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