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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The full length of the film is about 4 hours. The final theatrical version (domestic and international versions ) has only about half of it. See more »

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Dreams don't always come true
18 September 2005 | by YNOT_at_the_MoviesSee all my reviews

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.

With poetic cinematography, this film reveals fascinating stories and characters to the audience. After watching this film, I doubt that anybody would forget the image of an old lady slowly passing the dinning table in the hall way where the family has supper together everyday. We witness how the three siblings dreamed, how they fought to make their dreams come true, and how they succeeded or failed, and how powerless and hopeless they were to accept their fate.

This is a must see, not to be missed.


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