One day young countryside girl Han Bing decides that she had enough. She packs her bag and takes the train to Shanghai to pursue her dream of becoming a pop star. She moves in with her ...
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One day young countryside girl Han Bing decides that she had enough. She packs her bag and takes the train to Shanghai to pursue her dream of becoming a pop star. She moves in with her uncle who is not at all happy with his niece getting into the competitive music industry. But Han Bing can't resist the temptations of fame and success. She starts working her way up to the top, not realizing she's becoming someone she is not. Finally she sees that she's failed the ones who really care for her, but is there a way back. Written by
I picked up this movie because it seemed to have a different refreshing theme compared to other recent Chinese movies i've come across. And not only was i not disappointed - the movie was even better than i expected. I admit i know extremely little about Chinese culture, but i immediately identified with the young woman's struggle to live her dream to be a singer. The film also had a lot of subtle suspense all throughout the movie which made every minute interesting. Also, the cast and directing was fantastic. Having never been to China i can't say much about how realistic this movie is, i perceived it a bit as both of a realistic drama and a fairy tale at the same time. I definitely recommend this movie to everyone who like music and want to see some of both the upsides and downsides of being an artist. The feeling left me with very much of a feel-good feeling.
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