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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 Lü ... Younger Brother (as Yulai Lu)
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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55
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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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Something that forces you to contemplate.
16 June 2005 | by SchlafeSee all my reviews

A film that bears no intention to entertain but a second viewing or more.I was 17 and I rent it home and I began to experience it alone.Dreams achingly dreamed and dreams never fulfilled.I was 17 and only cherished a rather vague outline of China in the late 1970s;China,my motherland.An age during which mass insanity was gradually quenched with mores still overwhelmingly domineering throughout the country.Blue trousers and white blouses and neatly tied-up long hair.You might encounter various feminine visages,but surely you wouldn't ever meet more than one style of dressing.It just went that way,like what the world sees now in North Korea.But hey,let's not be silly as to apply terms like human rights,etc. to the movie.It repels me to have to put up with those who're for ever seeking to impose upon any piece of art unnecessary or even absurd messages which it itself isn't even aware of.It's pregnant only with messages bound for it to be pregnant with,and let's not go too far and interpret no more.


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