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Biandan, guniang (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 10 December 1998 (Hong Kong)
Two young farm workers, who like millions of others, leave their village to seek their fortunes in the city. Each chose a vastly different path to make it and become embroiled in ... See full summary »

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Xiaoshuai Wang

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tong Wang Tong Wang ... Ruan Hong
Yu Shi Yu Shi ... Dongzi
Tao Guo ... Gao Ping
Tao Wu Tao Wu ... Su Wu
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Two young farm workers, who like millions of others, leave their village to seek their fortunes in the city. Each chose a vastly different path to make it and become embroiled in misunderstandings, gangster brawls and police raids. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 December 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruan's Song See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,446, 11 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,446, 11 March 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Starts Slow, Ends Strong
27 August 2003 | by NIXFLIX-DOT-COMSee all my reviews

SO CLOSE TO PARADISE starts off on the wrong foot, with poor acting by some of the leads, but ends strongly by bringing home the message. A film about loneliness and the people who voluntarily throws themselves headlong into it because there's nothing else, PARADISE is an effective an engaging film. To really appreciate the movie, one must endure its terrible beginning, because the finally hour is worth the price of admission.

A strong film, deserving of some attention. It's impossible not to be affected by the movie.

8 out of 10.


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