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Ben ming nian (1990)

A semi-literate who was deprived of schooling during the Cultural Revolution, Li Huiquan, is released from labor camp. But his attempts to make good are continually thwarted. His street ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hongxiang Cai ... Cui Yongli
... Li Huiquan
Geng Li ... Bar Manager
Nan Li ... Middle school student
... Ma Yifu
Cheng Lin ... Zhao Yaqiu (as Lin Cheng)
Bin Liu ... Liu Baotie, policeman
Xiaoning Liu ... Fang Chazi
Jin Meng ... Grandma Luo
Hong Yue ... Luo Xiaofen
Chunnian Zhang ... Clothing vendors
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A semi-literate who was deprived of schooling during the Cultural Revolution, Li Huiquan, is released from labor camp. But his attempts to make good are continually thwarted. His street stall selling clothes puts him on the fringe of the black market, and he soon gets lured back into his old neighbourhood gangs. His disenchanted comrades include a nightclub chanteuse as well as an escaped convict. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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absolutely wonderful
29 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

A stunning movie. It presents such an infective atmosphere by natural cinematography .When I saw it two years ago, I got moved into tears at the doomed destiny of protagonist even it was shot almost a decade earlier.

It's a must-see if u wanna know the high-level movies produced in China.


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