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The Day the Sun Turned Cold (1994)

Tian guo ni zi (original title)
Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.

Director:

Ho Yim
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Cast

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Gaowa Siqin ... Mother
Tsung-Hua Tou ... Guan Jian (as Tsung-Hua Tuo)
Jingwu Ma Jingwu Ma ... Father
Zi Wei ... Lover
Shu Zhong Shu Zhong ... Young Son
Li Hu Li Hu ... Captain
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Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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A magnificent film
17 February 2007 | by seraphicSee all my reviews

This film is emotionally wrenching to watch. It asks tough moral questions of both its characters and the audience. Does the truth set you free? Do we really know what we know? And does punishment really pay for a crime? This is an intense study of conflicted loyalties and the ultimate emptiness of revenge. Beautifully filmed and acted, it tells its story with a limited number of characters against the backdrop of a threadbare rural village.

Almost everything about this film is the opposite of the Chinese Spectacle or martial arts films we usually get to see in North America.

Powerfully directed throughout, this is truly a dramatic and cinematic masterpiece.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

15 May 1996 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Traitorous Prince See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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