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During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »
This film focuses on the disciple of the God of Gamblers, Chow Sing Cho, also known as the "Saint of Gamblers". A group of people with telekinetic powers matching his attack him and his ... See full summary »
The story is set in the 1970s in a small town in China. A middle aged couple has three children. The eldest son is obese and mentally challenged, therefore he is teased and outcasted by others. The second child is an outgoing and energetic daughter, who is not afraid of doing anything to pursue her dreams or to survive. The youngest child is a shy and quiet boy who is ashamed by his older brother and tries to break away from the misery in his family. Breaking into three sections focusing on each of these siblings, the film allows us to look into the lives of ordinary Chinese people the 70s. Written by
After getting the silver bear award in the Berlin International Film Festival, the film "Peacock" drew quite a lot of people's attentions, including me. I didn't read any synopsis or articles before going to the cinema. The film started while my knowing nothing about it. "Peacock" is three stories about three people-the elder sister who keeps on seeking her dream, the elder brother who is not so smart but pretty kind, and the young brother who wants to get out of the cage of his family. Life is like this. Having a dream, then the dream is broken. Having another dream, than the dream is broken again. And we grow up during getting and losing out dreams. When looking back to the past, we can hardly believe that we ever had such a beautiful dream. That's what we call youth. It passed like flowing water, without any attachment. What is your dream? Make it come true before it is gone. Life is just as short as a peacock's spreading its tail. In fact, I wasn't deeply attracted by the film when watching it for the first time. However, I found it difficult to help thinking about it again and again the following days. I didn't really realize the bitters of life in the film without spending some time. It must be the reason why "Peacock" fascinates me and many of us a lot.
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