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Peacock (2005)

Kong que (original title)
China in the late 1970s and early 1980s: the life of an ordinary working family as seen through its three siblings.

Director:

Changwei Gu

Writer:

Qiang Li
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jing An Jing An
Li Feng Li Feng ... Older brother
Changwei Gu Changwei Gu ... Blind man
Meiying Huang Meiying Huang ... Mother
Shi Junhui Shi Junhui
Wenying Li Wenying Li ... Younger brother's deskmate
Guonan Liu Guonan Liu
Lei Liu Lei Liu ... Guo Zi
Yulai Lu ... Younger Brother
Lan Wang ... Jin Zhi
Calvin Yu Calvin Yu ... (as Xiao Wei Yu)
Jingchu Zhang ... Sister
Yiwei Zhao Yiwei Zhao ... Father
Ping Zong Ping Zong ... Chinese teacher Wang
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Storyline

The story is set in the 1970s in a small town in China. A middle aged couple has three children. The eldest son is obese and mentally challenged, therefore he is teased and outcasted by others. The second child is an outgoing and energetic daughter, who is not afraid of doing anything to pursue her dreams or to survive. The youngest child is a shy and quiet boy who is ashamed by his older brother and tries to break away from the misery in his family. Breaking into three sections focusing on each of these siblings, the film allows us to look into the lives of ordinary Chinese people the 70s. Written by YNOTswim

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Paw See more »

Filming Locations:

Anyang, Henan, China See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The first film directed by Changwei Gu, who originally only worked as cinematographer. See more »

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Features Manhunt (1976) See more »

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Poetic & cinematographic
11 April 2005 | by sarpaviciusSee all my reviews

Before I went to see this movie in Lithuanian non-Hollywood film festival Kino Pavasaris, I was warned by friends, that I must prepare to watch a very depressive film from China. And I'm wondering why it didn't seem depressive to me at all. Not a comedy, I must admit, but a masterpiece about life. Maybe some people think so because of it's ending, I don't know. Kong Que or peacock is a must see Chinese drama for those, who still love cinema. And for those who still wants to be surprised by it. The only weak side of Kong Que is a story about the youngest son in a family, which isn't so impressive as the stories of his siblings. Anyway, acting, directing & cinematography is great. I hope you'll have great time watching it, as I did. But be prepared this movie is longer than 2 hours.


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