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Meng ying tong nian (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 April 2005 (Netherlands)
For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in... See full summary »

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Jiang Xiao

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yu Xia ... Mao Dabing
Haibin Li Haibin Li ... Pan Daren
Yijing Zhang Yijing Zhang ... Ling Ling as a Teenager
Zhongyang Qi Zhongyang Qi ... Ling Ling as a Young Woman
Zhengjia Wang Zhengjia Wang ... Mao Xiaobing
Haoqi Zhang Haoqi Zhang ... Bing Bing
Yuquing Xia Yuquing Xia ... Xiaobing's Father
Shan Jiang ... Policewoman
Zhenhua Zhenhua ... Doctor Niu
Yang Liu Yang Liu ... Middle-Aged Woman
Jinbao Zhao Jinbao Zhao ... Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiaotong Guan
Hongbo Jiang ... Jiang Xuehua
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Storyline

For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to his favorite escape, the movies. He finds her diary - a screenplay of her life built around scenes from favorite films - and it sets off his imagination. Maybe they have more in common than a love of the movies. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 April 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Electric Shadows See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$784, 18 December 2005

Gross USA:

$7,129, 25 June 2006
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Goofs

Lingling was locked inside the house because her mother wanted her to stay at home and study. She was in her bed looking at a picture, in the first shot, you can see the word "China" on her pillow. When the camera switched the position, the word "china" disappeared on her pillow. She clearly moved her position even though she was supposed to be in the same spot. See more »

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References K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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Engaging characters, weak plot
2 September 2006 | by michael@piston.netSee all my reviews

This film is great at presenting fascinating characters, but fails to weave them into a compelling narrative. The film begins by introducing an instantly attractive protagonist, a movie addicted water delivery boy. He is abruptly introduced to the feminine lead through the most original device of her attacking him with a brick. Subsequently he gains access to the woman's life story, and then the film becomes a journey through her past, with the ultimate goal of discovering what could have provoked the attack. It is true that both his attacker and her beautiful, would be actress mother are intriguing characters, but their stories are little more than a series of unrelated personal disasters, bound together only by nostalgia for a supposedly golden era of Chinese Communist propaganda films, as presented through the magical medium of outdoor cinema. If this filmmaker could craft plots nearly as skillfully as he does characters, he would be well on his way to greatness.


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