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Release Date:
14 March 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Some lessons can only be learned by heart. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
12 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Chinese experience of love between father and son See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yun Tang ... Liu Xiaochun
Peiqi Liu ... Liu Cheng (as Peiqi Lui)
Hong Chen ... Lili
Zhiwen Wang ... Prof. Jiang

Kaige Chen ... 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

Directed by
Kaige Chen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kaige Chen 
Xiao Lu Xue 

Produced by
Hong Chen .... producer
Kaige Chen .... producer
Lee Joo-Ick .... producer (as Joo-ik Lee)
Bolun Li .... producer
Ernst Etchie Stroh .... producer
Xiaoming Yan .... producer
Buting Yang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lin Zhao 
 
Cinematography by
Jiongqiu Jin 
Hyung-ku Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Ying Zhou 
 
Production Design by
Juiping Cao 
Luyi Liu 
 
Costume Design by
Yeong-su Ha 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Feng Feng .... assistant director
Lei Shui .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roy Braverman .... sound editor
Danrong Wang .... sound
 
Music Department
Roy Braverman .... music editor
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor: soundtrack
Chuanyun Li .... musician: violin solos
Wei Tung .... musical director
 
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Rong Tang .... hand double: Tang Yun
 
Thanks
Michael Stewart Grant .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"He ni zai yi qi" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
Runtime:
116 min | Argentina:117 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
Scottish Fantasy for Violin, Harp and OrchestraSee more »

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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Chinese experience of love between father and son, 14 July 2003
Author: jonathanli_1999 from USA

Human feelings are universal whether you are a Chinese living in a crowded and vulgar country village or an American living in a comfortable and affluent suburban neighborhood. However, the experiences are different enough that there are subtleties in this Chinese film that only Chinese can truly appreciate.

I never wrote an online comment of a film before even though I have read a great deal. Unlike most of other films, comments on Chen Kaige's "together" is surprisingly divided into two extremes: love it or hate it. Maybe this observation prompted me to write something to express my feelings during and after watching this film.

I grew up in a small town in rural China, very much like the one shown in the film. My father isn't a "vulgar" peasant as the father in the film, and I wasn't a "prodigy" of anything by any measures either. The kind of strong character and sensitivity the kid showed is something I wish I had when I was a teenager. The incredible sacrifice and love the father showed in the film is also a bit surreal to me. In other words, my experience is much more real with little melodrama involved.

However, the film actually made me cry when sitting in the cinema, not just because of the melodrama and the music, more so because it made me miss my own father and remember many small moments between us that are not so much drama but only our daily experiences.

When I left cinema, I overheard a middle-aged American white couple in front of me making comments: "a cute little film, isn't it?" I can tell from the dialogue that they experienced different things when watching the film because they appreciate the details of ordinary Chinese life such as how the coal is used for heating tea. To me, those details are not novelties to appreciate, they WERE my existence and everyday experiences.

I will stop here not to violate the IMDB guideline. After all, everyone's experience is unique. Everyone has their ethos deep from their upbringing and culture. I am just glad that this film brings me a Chinese experience of love between a father and a son that I can relate to.

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