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He ni zai yi qi (2002)

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

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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An infinite talent...An impossible dream...An incredible journey... See more »

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

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Quotes

Liu Xiaochun: [in Mandarin] Dad, my back itches.
Liu Cheng: [in Mandarin] Here.
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Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in D
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Nice People, Nice Music
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is fairly pleasant story of a 13-year-old violin prodigy and his financially-strapped father try to get the boy professional help to aid in the kid's musical career. The father is a bit on the pushy side but he has a good heart and he's pretty comical, too. The young teen is a likable kid and the other main characters - two of his teachers and the "big sister" - are all interesting people.

The dialog, as with many "foreign" films, is different from what we are used to hearing in North America and I, for one, find it appealing.

At almost two hours, this might be a bit long for most people to put up with subtitles, but I didn't find that a hindrance in keeping focused on this story. Along the way, you get to enjoy some excellent violin playing, too. People who like amiable-character stories and good music should enjoy this very much.


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