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Life on a String (1991)

Bian zou bian chang (original title)
A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string...

Director:

Kaige Chen

Writers:

Kaige Chen, Tiesheng Shi (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zhongyuan Liu Zhongyuan Liu ... Old Master
Lei Huang ... Shitou
Qing Xu ... Lanxiu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Ma Ling Ma ... Noodle stall owner's wife
Erga Yao Erga Yao ... Retarded man at noodle stall
Jinzhan Zhang Jinzhan Zhang ... Lanxiu's father
Zhengyuan Zhang Zhengyuan Zhang ... Noodle stall owner / God of death
Ling Zhong Ling Zhong ... Pharmacist
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Storyline

A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string... Written by Zheng Wang <zhwang@das.harvard.edu>

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Country:

China | Germany | UK

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

18 March 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Old Master: One day, the Two Princes of Heaven were bathing in the cloud. Accidentally, they fell all the way down to earth. Soldier were sent down to close their eyes. The soldiers couldn't idetinfy the Princes among the people. So, the soldiers closed the eyes of everybody on earth.
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The scenery is breathtaking.
26 July 2000 | by bagboy-2See all my reviews

This movie must be seen in the theaters to be appreciated. The scenery is breathtaking. Every frame is like a painting that you can hang on the wall. The songs are memorable. It is a type of film that makes you appreciate life and all its beauty. It also shows how blind people can see and appreciate things much more than those who can see.


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