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Release Date:
3 June 2005 (China) See more »
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In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Brutal historical study See more (13 total) »

Cast

 

Yuanyuan Gao ... Wu Qinghong
Bin Li ... Xiao Gen Er

Hao Qin ... Lu Jun
Yang Tang ... Zhou Meifen
Xueyang Wang ... Xiao Zhen

Anlian Yao ... Wu Zemin

Directed by
Xiaoshuai Wang 
 
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Xiaoshuai Wang 

Produced by
Isabelle Glachant .... executive producer
Huatong Li .... executive producer
Wei Li .... executive producer
Li Pi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wu Zhang 
 
Cinematography by
Di Wu 
 
Film Editing by
Hongyu Yang 
 
Sound Department
Jingyan Zhang .... sound
 

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Also Known As:
"Qing hong" - China (original title)
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France:123 min
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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Brutal historical study, 16 July 2010
Author: liuruiorp from United Kingdom

The reviews calling this film boring and unrealistic show the grip Hollywood has on cinema audiences. One of the best features about non Hollywood cinema, particularly Asian cinema, is a fearless adherence to telling a story without a fairytale ending or some heartwarming relief. Shanghai Dreams explores a number of themes, such as adolescent rebellion, sexual liberation in 80s China and parental wishes and techniques. It's an epic and absorbing tale told using realistic and often bleak cinematography, in a hilly Chinese inland countryside that seems to be forever beset by fogs and rain. Although the near 2 hour length means it is exhaustingly bleak and leaves one emotionally drained by the end.

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