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Together with You (2002)
"He ni zai yi qi" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Music  |  13 June 2003 (USA)
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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
Peiqi Liu ...
Liu Cheng (as Peiqi Lui)
Hong Chen ...
Lili
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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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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$3,744 (Hong Kong) (18 April 2003)

Gross:

$599,227 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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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 »

Quotes

Liu Xiaochun: [in Mandarin] Dad, my back itches.
Liu Cheng: [in Mandarin] Here.
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Violin Concerto in D
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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many-layered film reminiscent of Tous les Matins du Monde
24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film. On the surface it's about a musically gifted 13 year old boy from the country going with his father to seek fame and fortune. Underneath, it's about hundreds of things. Just like Tous les Matins du Monde it's about music but also about how people lose the love of music through the events that befall them. What I notice about "Together" (He ni zai yi qi) is the theme of ownership -- how it eludes those who seek it in music. The acclaimed music teacher, Professor Yu, reminisces in class on how much he loved music, how his love of Vivaldi flourished during the Cultural Revolution despite the threat he was under. But now at the height of his fame he does not enjoy music any more; he only enjoys power. The boy's other music teacher has lost his love of music by becoming dispirited and his life has become decrepit. But the film has many other themes. It could be about the inarticulacy of adolescence, especially one burdened with impossibly difficult feelings. It could also be an allegory about China. I watched it as "Together" with English subtitles, but one sensed that in Chinese it had other layers of meaning -- the notion of the scholar as venerated in Chinese society, for instance. There are some things not quite realized and the ending is soft-centered, but the acting by the son and especially his father is gripping. It's a film that would repay repeated viewings.


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