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Director:
Writers:
Mu Fei (1948 screenplays)
Cheng Ah
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Release Date:
24 January 2003 (Greece) See more »
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Plot:
Liyan and Yuwen live in post-war torpor, childless but with Liyan's school-aged sister. He coughs, imagining... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Just beautiful See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jingfan Hu ... Yuwen
Jun Wu ... Dai Liyan
Bai Qing Xin ... Zhang Zhichen
Xiao Keng Ye ... Lao Huang
Si Si Lu ... Dai Xiu

Directed by
Zhuangzhuang Tian 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cheng Ah 
Mu Fei  1948 screenplay
Tianji Li  story

Produced by
Wouter Barendrecht .... executive producer
Eric Heumann .... associate producer
William Kong .... producer (as Bill Kong)
Shaohong Li .... executive producer
Xiaowan Li .... producer
Marc Sillam .... associate producer
Yatming Tang .... producer
Alain Vannier .... associate producer
Michael J. Werner .... executive producer
Buting Yang .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lin Zhao 
 
Cinematography by
Ping Bin Lee  (as Mark Li Ping-bing)
 
Film Editing by
Jianping Xu 
 
Production Design by
Kuangming Cheng 
Timmy Yip  (as Tim Yip Kam-tim)
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
Xinran Tu 
 
Costume Design by
Timmy Yip 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
He Lai .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jiajin Lu .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Xiao cheng zhi chun" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some thematic elements
Runtime:
116 min | Argentina:115 min (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) | Canada:112 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Just beautiful, 13 January 2004
Author: tdeslypper from Rennes

I usually don't dig Chinese movies. As far as asian cinema is concerned, I am more a Japanese or Korean fan. But this Springtime is bliss. Just about everything is beautiful, from script to cinematography to acting (with the notable exception of the girl who plays the young sister, whom I thought was over-acting).

One thing I thought was interesting is the way director Tian expressed his intention of editing from the original version of the movie (shot in the '50s) all the elements that would not appeal to a viewer today. Therefore, we must assume that pre-arranged weddings are still a common fact in today's China. What about love ?

Well, enough for the pseudo-sociological analysis. On a more pleasure-oriented level, this is a jewel. Not a perfect movie, granted, I couldn't rate it more than the 8 I gave it, but such a nice little piece of work. Colors, sounds, camera movements, actor's play, everything is fluid, warm, inhabited. A very nice springtime in a small town indeed...

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