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Little Red Flowers (2006)
"Kan shang qu hen mei" (original title)

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A young boy starting school for the first time struggles to fit in to a strictly regimented society in in post-revolutionary China.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bowen Dong ...
Fang Qiangqiang
Yuanyuan Ning ...
Yang Nanyan
Chen Manyuan ...
Yang Beiyan
Zhao Rui ...
Ms. Li
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Ms. Tang (as Xiaofeng Li)
Yujia Sun ...
Dou
Ma Du ...
Fa
Runqiu Liu ...
Pang
Ziye Wang ...
Mao
Yanghao Zhang ...
Jin
Jiani Kang ...
Jia
Jiaheng Zhao ...
Hai
Lian Liu ...
Qian
Qing Yao ...
Ning
Huacheng Li ...
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Qiang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the kindergarten appears rich and colourful, made up of a variety of cheerfully sunny rituals and games meant to train these children to be good members of society. But it's not so easy for Qiang to adapt to this kind of carefully organized, minutely scrutinized collective life. A fierce individualist in miniature, he tries but fails to conform to the model his teachers enforce. Yet he still craves the reward that the other students win: the little red flowers awarded each day as tokens for good behaviour. But Qiang doesn't win any flowers: he can't yet dress himself, and doesn't play together with the other kids. He even dares to talk back to the strict Teacher Li and Principal Kong when they try to impose some discipline on him. Gradually, ... Written by the producers

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Gratuitous child nudity????...
22 December 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've watched this film a couple of times and when you think about it, it would be very hard to make such a film and I congratulate the film makers for this effort. But to give it 1 star because it contains "gratuitous child nudity"? is sick. I am referring to a review further up here who talks about child nudity and sick people who "enjoy" that sort of thing.. You know, since you're pointing all these things out maybe you are one of those people, in denial.. One of those that also have issues with women breast-feeding in public.. I didn't even notice "child nudity".. What i saw is a film about little human beings in a boarding school. It was filmed through the eyes of a little child where everything is natural, including nakedness and bodily functions. I was like that back in Eastern Europe, slightly older, but in a similar situation and it kind of brings back some funny memories. It is this kind of righteous moralistic polemic that stirs me right up.. It is you who is troubled by this "child nudity" so stop projecting your perversity on others PLEASE! This is a great 'little' film.


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