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Nu lan wu hao (1957)

"Woman Basketball Player No. 5" not only explores the problems that a young female athlete faces in coming to grips with her ambitions in the field of sports, it portrays the fate of two ... See full summary »

Director:

Jin Xie

Writer:

Jin Xie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Qiwei Cao Qiwei Cao ... Lin Xiaojie (No. 5)
Qiong Liu Qiong Liu ... Tian Zhenhua
Yi Qin ... Lin Jie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ke Bi Ke Bi ... Basketball player
Chaoming Cui Chaoming Cui ... Lin Wen
Chuan Jin Chuan Jin ... Gentleman
Zhen Lin Zhen Lin ... Tao's Mother
Lu Mao Lu Mao ... Concierge
Qi Wang Qi Wang ... Tao Kai
Zhifang Wang Zhifang Wang ... Aiping Zhu
Mei Xiang Mei Xiang ... Wang Aizhu
Chong Yu Chong Yu ... Doctor
Fei Yu Fei Yu ... Hooligan
Mingde Yu Mingde Yu ... Lao Meng
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"Woman Basketball Player No. 5" not only explores the problems that a young female athlete faces in coming to grips with her ambitions in the field of sports, it portrays the fate of two different generations of Chinese athletes, one pre- and the other post-Liberation.

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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This was director Jin Xie's breakthrough film. It was unusual in that it was a sports movie made at a time when most Chinese films were about peasants, workers, and soldiers, in line with Communist party ideology. See more »

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A dream that takes more than a quarter century to achieve
20 November 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

How team members of Chinese women's basketball team struggle to overcome difficulties, personal or technical, to achieve crownation in competition. This was the goal at the time for the real team.

However, in real life, the year of 1957 is the year Chairman Mao started the political movement "Anti-Rightists Movement", which is the beginning of a series political movements started by Mao and brought China to the brink of collapse. The basketball team, like any other team sport, and every aspect of life, as matter of fact, suffers greatly under political persecution, and it was not until more than a quarter century later in the 1980's, did Chinese women's team achieved something that was close to what depicted in the movie.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

August 1957 (China) See more »

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