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The Sun Also Rises (2007)

Tai yang zhao chang sheng qi (original title)
Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Wen Jiang ... Teacher Tang
Joan Chen ... Dr. Lin (as Chong Chen)
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Teacher Liang (as Qiusheng Huang)
Jaycee Chan ... The son (as Zuming Fang)
Yun Zhou ... Mad Mother
Wei Kong Wei Kong ... Tang's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lei Chen Lei Chen ... Little Chen
Wei Chen Wei Chen ... Old Wang
Jian Cui ... Tang's friend in Beijing
Guiping Li Guiping Li ... Black Beauty Hei-mei
Xinqing Li Xinqing Li ... Tang Mei
Lei Pan Lei Pan ... A Lei
Lika Su Lika Su ... White Beauty Bai-mei
Xiguo Wu Xiguo Wu ... Old Wu
Zi Xi Zi Xi ... Old Li
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Storyline

Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, shifting between a Yunnan village, a campus, and the Gobi Desert. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Russian | Uighur

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,273,426
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The original cast included Tony Leung Chiu Wai, but finally Wen Jiang decided to replace Tony Leung with himself. See more »

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Don't expect to figure everything out
16 September 2007 | by pvernezzeSee all my reviews

The movie basically revolves around two interconnecting stories. In the first story, the mother of an 18 year old boy in the countryside of revolutionary China 1976 begins acting strangely once she falls out of a tree trying to retrieve a pair of her shoes that a mysteriously appearing bird, which was repeating "I know, I know, I know," had stolen. In the second story a teacher at a university in Shanghai (same time, 1976) is falsely accused of groping a female doctor at a film (where he is chased down and beaten by a crowd). The final segment of the movie connects the two tales.

I left the theater with several plot questions unanswered and was glad to find out the Chinese audience I watched it with (in Chengdu, China) were equally as puzzled but just as enraptured with the film. You will definitely leave asking questions that I would assert are not possible to answer from the information provided in the film. But you also soon discover that it is really o.k. and the unanswered questions leave you thinking and talking about the film long after you have seen the movie. The film has a magical quality to it, even though it takes place during that most unmagical of times, the Cultural Revolution, with everything except for one scene at the end being set in 1976. The director, Jiang Wen, has only made three films in 15 years, and this is the only one of his that I have seen. But it definitely makes me want to see his other films.


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