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Little Red Flowers (2006)

Kan shang qu hen mei (original title)
A young boy starting school for the first time struggles to fit in to a strictly regimented society in in post-revolutionary China.

Director:

Yuan Zhang

Writers:

Shuo Wang (novel), Dai Ning | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bowen Dong Bowen Dong ... Fang Qiangqiang
Yuanyuan Ning Yuanyuan Ning ... Yang Nanyan
Manyuan Chen Manyuan Chen ... Yang Beiyan
Zhao Rui Zhao Rui ... Ms. Li
Xinyun Li ... Ms. Tang (as Xiaofeng Li)
Yujia Sun Yujia Sun ... Dou
Ma Du Ma Du ... Fa
Runqiu Liu Runqiu Liu ... Pang
Ziye Wang Ziye Wang ... Mao
Yanghao Zhang Yanghao Zhang ... Jin
Jiani Kang Jiani Kang ... Jia
Jiaheng Zhao Jiaheng Zhao ... Hai
Lian Liu Lian Liu ... Qian
Qing Yao Qing Yao ... Ning
Huacheng Li Huacheng Li ... Long
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Storyline

Qiang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the kindergarten appears rich and colourful, made up of a variety of cheerfully sunny rituals and games meant to train these children to be good members of society. But it's not so easy for Qiang to adapt to this kind of carefully organized, minutely scrutinized collective life. A fierce individualist in miniature, he tries but fails to conform to the model his teachers enforce. Yet he still craves the reward that the other students win: the little red flowers awarded each day as tokens for good behaviour. But Qiang doesn't win any flowers: he can't yet dress himself, and doesn't play together with the other kids. He even dares to talk back to the strict Teacher Li and Principal Kong when they try to impose some discipline on him. Gradually, ... Written by the producers

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

China | Italy

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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$303,898
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definitely worth seeing
11 October 2007 | by IliyanaSee all my reviews

We are watching the world unfold through the eyes of a child and within minutes we are immersed in his reality as if in our own. What an amazing movie! It's one of those films that not only provokes you to start asking questions but also makes you try to think and find some answers.

And what incredible actors these little children are! They can surely teach a lesson in mastership certain "Hollywood stars". And as for the director Yuan Zhang - well, he had created a truly inspiring film!

So if you are looking for an interesting, deeply moving and allegorical story, this film is definitely worth seeing!


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