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Breaking the Silence (2000)

Piao liang ma ma (original title)
Gong Li stars in this low-key drama about a single mother who will do anything to provide for her son. Sun Liying (Li) struggles to care for her hearing-impaired child Zheng Da (Gao Xin) after her taxi driver husband divorces.

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Zhou Sun
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Cast

Cast overview:
Li Gong ... Sun Liying
Xin Gao ... Zheng Da
Jing-ming Shi Jing-ming Shi ... Fang Zipin
Yue Guan ... Zheng Peidong
Xiuqing Yue Xiuqing Yue ... Da He
Chengru Li Chengru Li ... Jia
Liping Lü ... Jiao
Kesheng Lei Kesheng Lei ... Newspaper Station Manager
Qing Lin Qing Lin ... Mrs. Luo
Yufeng Zhou Yufeng Zhou ... Yanzi
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Gong Li stars in this low-key drama about a single mother who will do anything to provide for her son. Sun Liying (Li) struggles to care for her hearing-impaired child Zheng Da (Gao Xin) after her taxi driver husband divorces.

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Official Sites:

french official site

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 February 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking the Silence See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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A Beautiful Movie
4 May 2005 | by miki2003_43See all my reviews

OK. So the title Piao Liang Ma Ma means 'Beautiful Mother'. The show is about a single mother from the village living with her hearing-impaired son in the city. She struggles with his condition. Disabled children in China aren't exactly given the best of the best.

After an attempted rape on her by one of her employers, she deems that all men are..you know. BAD.

One day, her son manages to pronounce a word that he has been taking so long to learn. Her hope rises.

Well, I'm not gonna tell you the rest. You just have to watch the movie.

---Rating: 8/10


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