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Xiao hua (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 24 November 1979 (Japan)
This movie is adapted from the novel Heroes in Tongbai. Xiao Hua, a sister of Zhao Yongsheng, is deserted by her poor family. He Xiangdong, a woodworker, adopts her and rename her He Cuigu.... See full summary »

Director:

Zheng Zhang

Writer:

She Qian
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Credited cast:
Guoqiang Tang ... Zhao Yongsheng
Joan Chen ... Zhao Xiaohua (as Chong Chen)
Xiaoqing Liu ... He Cuigu / Yongsheng's mother
Cunzhuang Ge Cunzhuang Ge ... Ding Shuheng
Biao Wang Biao Wang ... Ding Si
Zucheng Fu Zucheng Fu ... Dong Xiangkun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Li Bai Li Bai ... Female Doctor Zhou
Xiaomin Cao Xiaomin Cao ... Zhao Xiaohua (Childhood)
Shijiang Li Shijiang Li ... Zhang Jiang
Xiaowan Li Xiaowan Li ... Miss Da Lian
Lili Qiu Lili Qiu ... Xu Wenting's wife
Yongqing Sui Yongqing Sui ... Ding Meishuang
Jianing Wang Jianing Wang ... Zhao Yongsheng (Childhood)
Guangming Xu Guangming Xu ... Jie Maochun
Yuanqi Xu Yuanqi Xu ... Commander Geng
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This movie is adapted from the novel Heroes in Tongbai. Xiao Hua, a sister of Zhao Yongsheng, is deserted by her poor family. He Xiangdong, a woodworker, adopts her and rename her He Cuigu. To steer clear of arrest by the enemy, Dong Hongguo, offspring of a revolutionary family, is renamed Xiao Hua so as to be adopted by her adopter. Later, Zhao Yongsheng's parents are killed by the enemy, he joins the Liberation Army. In 1947, when Zhao Yongsheng returns to his own village Tongbai, his sister Xiao Hua happens to find her brother. Doctor Zhou who works in the hospital of the army, adopts Xiao Hua without knowing she is her own daughter. He Cuigu has become a well-known guerrilla hero after she grows up. She doesn't recognize her brother Zhao Yongsheng when she carries him on the stretcher. After the war, Zhao Yongsheng, Xiao Hua and Cuigu meet each other happily; Dong Xiangkun and Doctor Zhou also feel happy to reunite with their own daughter after 17 years of departure. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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Not Rated
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Pioneer in the political liberalization
15 December 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

The literal translation of the title of this film is Little Flower.

Unlike the ordinary political propaganda of the Cultural Revolution era, this movie is a pioneer in liberalization by describing the simply personal relationships of a girl fall in love with the wounded soldier she and her mom took care. The elimination of the political ideological lecturing such as girl wakening up and rise to the cause of revolution that was typical in the movies of that era put this film ahead of other similar Chinese films.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

24 November 1979 (Japan) See more »

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