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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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Liu Cheng (as Peiqi Lui)
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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
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Chuan-Yuan Li ...
Tang Rong
Ru-Yun Tang
Haiyan Zhang ...
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$69,209, 30 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$599,227, 22 June 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,196,338, 7 November 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

Scottish Fantasy for Violin, Harp and Orchestra
by Max Bruch
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Nice People, Nice Music
19 March 2006 | by 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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