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He ni zai yi qi (2002)

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director:

Kaige Chen

Writers:

Kaige Chen, Xiaolu Xue (as Xiao Lu Xue)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun Tang ... Liu Xiaochun
Peiqi Liu ... Liu Cheng (as Peiqi Lui)
Hong Chen ... Lili
Zhiwen Wang Zhiwen Wang ... Prof. Jiang
Kaige Chen ... Prof. Yu Shifeng
Qiang Chen Qiang Chen ... Hui
Qing Zhang Qing Zhang ... Lin Yu
Hye-ri Kim Hye-ri Kim ... Prof. Yu's Wife
Bing Liu Bing Liu ... Debao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan-Yuan Li Chuan-Yuan Li ... Tang Rong
Ru-Yun Tang
Haiyan Zhang Haiyan Zhang ... Child's mother
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Storyline

Young violinist Xiaochun and his father move from their small, provincial town to Beijing so Xiaochun can audition for a prestiguous music academy. Their new life is unfamiliar but full of promise, allowing the young man to truly figure out which direction he wants to take in life. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Some lessons can only be learned by heart. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM/UA

Country:

China | South Korea

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Together See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,209, 30 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$599,227, 22 June 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,196,338, 7 November 2003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Lili offers the bank book to Liu Chen, the shot from behind her shows her holding it out to him in both hands. In the next shot from the front, her hands are holding the bank book in her lap. See more »

Quotes

Liu Xiaochun: [in Mandarin] Dad, my back itches.
Liu Cheng: [in Mandarin] Here.
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Alternate Versions

Le virtuose (Quebec French Title) See more »

Soundtracks

Scottish Fantasy for Violin, Harp and Orchestra
by Max Bruch
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Great movie, fantastic music and great finale!
15 July 2003 | by WdeBruinSee all my reviews

I have just seen this movie at a press screening here in Amsterdam and must say this was one hell of a movie! Hell in the positive way! Every time Xiaochung( my Chinese is rusty) ended his concert, I wanted to stand up and applaud!

Story: 13-years old young boy travels with his father to the big city.The father has one goal: to make his son this best violin player. He tries to get him the best professor, but that is not enough. In the real world you need more. The professor realizes this but in China honor is very important. The boy thinks he has failed, but later on he understands. Particular the role of the father was wonderful. He wants the best for his son but hasn't the means to make it work. Xiaochung also discovers another part of growing.

I very much liked this movie, maybe because I am fan of Chinese movies, maybe because I have been there. There is drama, humor, very good music and a piece of the Chinese culture in this fantastic movie. By the way, the movie is from the director of Farewell to My Concubine, need I say more?


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