Finally a movie from Mainland China who's not afraid to show all the miseries of a society that is far away from being equal from an economic point of view. The contrast between the district in which the protagonist works and the richness of the business man who thinks money can buy everything could come from any capitalistic country, surely not from a supposedly communist one. But what really strikes in "Life Show" is the performance offered by Hong Tao in the role of the beautiful owner of a small restaurant doomed to be swept away by the affairs of some businessmen. Nevertheless, she remains an optimistic romantic, at least until one final unexpected blow. Worth viewing, even only for an actress that really deserves to be known abroad more than colleagues like Gong Li or Joan Chen, celebrated almost only for their look.
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