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Sheng huo xiu (2002)

The story of a beautiful, single woman who runs a restaurant in inland China, delving into her battle to understand the rapid changes affecting society around her.

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8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Höng Tao ...
Lai Shuang Yang
Zeru Tao ...
Zhuo Xiong Zhou
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Yang Yi
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The story of a beautiful, single woman who runs a restaurant in inland China, delving into her battle to understand the rapid changes affecting society around her.

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January 2003 (USA)  »

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Life Show  »

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Hong Tao: what an amazing actress!!
27 May 2003 | by (Pavia, Italy) – See all my reviews

Finally a movie from Mainland China who's not afraid to show all the miseries of a society that is far away from being equal from an economic point of view. The contrast between the district in which the protagonist works and the richness of the business man who thinks money can buy everything could come from any capitalistic country, surely not from a supposedly communist one. But what really strikes in "Life Show" is the performance offered by Hong Tao in the role of the beautiful owner of a small restaurant doomed to be swept away by the affairs of some businessmen. Nevertheless, she remains an optimistic romantic, at least until one final unexpected blow. Worth viewing, even only for an actress that really deserves to be known abroad more than colleagues like Gong Li or Joan Chen, celebrated almost only for their look.


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