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Together with You (2002)

He ni zai yi qi (original title)
PG | | Drama, Music | 13 June 2003 (USA)
A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.



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Credited cast:
Liu Xiaochun
Peiqi Liu ...
Liu Cheng (as Peiqi Lui)
Chen Hong ...
Lili (as Hong Chen)
Zhiwen Wang ...
Prof. Jiang
Prof. Yu Shifeng
Qiang Chen ...
Qing Zhang ...
Lin Yu
Hye-ri Kim ...
Prof. Yu's Wife
Bing Liu ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan-Yuan Li ...
Tang Rong
Ru-Yun Tang
Haiyan Zhang ...
Child's mother


Young violinist Xiaochun and his father move from their small, provincial town to Beijing so Xiaochun can audition for a prestiguous music academy. Their new life is unfamiliar but full of promise, allowing the young man to truly figure out which direction he wants to take in life. Written by Anonymous

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Some lessons can only be learned by heart. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Together  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,744 (Hong Kong) (18 April 2003)


$599,227 (USA) (20 June 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Lili offers the bank book to Liu Chen, the shot from behind her shows her holding it out to him in both hands. In the next shot from the front, her hands are holding the bank book in her lap. See more »


Liu Xiaochun: [in Mandarin] Dad, my back itches.
Liu Cheng: [in Mandarin] Here.
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Hollywood Should Be Taking Notes
3 June 2004 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

He ni zai yi qi (or Together) is the stirring story of a young violin protege, Xiaochun, competing in the cutthroat world of Chinese classical music. Xiaochun's father dreams only of his son's success and goes to great lengths to accomplish this goal. Each character is developed and interesting and viewers will find themselves sympathisizing not only with Xiaochun, but with each person he comes in contact with. Director Chen Kaige weaves unique images together with a heartbreaking soundtrack to give this movie a definite feeling of realism. The acting by Tang Yun (Xiaochun) and Liu Peiqi (Liu Chen)is heartfelt and endearing. This is another example of quality Chinese-made cinema worth missing a few Hollywood run-of-the-mill flicks for. This is a definite don't miss.

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