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For the Children (2003)
"Meili de dajiao" (original title)

 |  2 May 2003 (USA)
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In response to the death of her husband and young son, peasant Zhang Meili founds a school in the dry desert landscape of northwest China. When cultured and chipper Xia Yu arrives from Beijing to help her out, the two women bond and learn from each other¡¯s character how to best serve the children. Various subplots include the arrival of Xia¡¯s husband, who tries in vain to persuade her to return to the city, Xia¡¯s quick abortion, and the comically clandestine relationship between Zhang and a local projectionist. Written by Anonymous

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A fake story with a huge touch of reality
2 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is dedicated to the two types of people like the two female protagonists: the one bravely faces the personal tragedy and moves on to help others, and the one who gives up better life styles to help those in the remote and backward regions.

Although the story is a fake, there are many in real life who are the carbon copy of the two female protagonists. This film was made to salute to these people who sacrificed so much for the kids in the undeveloped regions of China.


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