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A look at the lives of members of a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s.

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Xiaogang Feng

Writer:

Geling Yan

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Cast

Credited cast:
Xuan Huang ... Feng Liu
Miao Miao Miao Miao ... Xiaoping He
Caiyu Yang ... Dingding Lin
Elane Zhong ... Suizi (as Zhong Chuxi)
Xiaofeng Li Xiaofeng Li ... Shuwen Hao (as Li Xiaofeng)
TianChen Wang TianChen Wang ... Can Chen
Yan Su ... Dance Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pan Luo Pan Luo ... Xiaoping's Father (voice)
Yuan Sui Yuan Sui ... Drolma
Hai Tao Hai Tao
Keru Wang Keru Wang ... Xiao Ba Lei
Guoli Zhang ... Plasterer
Renbo Zhang Renbo Zhang ... Zhu Ke
Lixin Zhao ... Political commissar
Fang Zhou Fang Zhou ... Head nurse
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A look at the lives of members of a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Youth See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,891,956, 28 January 2018
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Worth the watch
28 December 2017 | by jenisedongSee all my reviews

"Youth" is a beautifully made movie with amazing acting, a decent storyline, and a good rendition of a difficult time in China.

This movie definitely has its share of problems though. There seems to be a particularly large amounts of plot holes and unanswered questions. An example would be the strange event involving the main character's sudden emotional downfall. The editing also seems very harsh in places, extremely noticeable in the war shots. I would also like to say that the English translations in the theaters are quite bad to be bland. As a person who both understands English and Chinese, I was amazed by how debatable some of the translations were. They seemed to find a way to overcomplicate the translations, and make the complicated screenplay look simple.

"Youth" has some great acting from newcomer stars like Miao Miao and Elane Zhong. Xuan Huang gave the best performance in the film as Liu Feng, and Miao Miao surprised me with how much charisma she had playing He Xiao Ping. The acting overall is quite strong, and the actors all developed their characters well despite the small amount of character background. The visuals are nothing short of stunning from the beautiful dancing and choreography, to the breathtaking scenery that is very pleasing to the eye. Feng Xiao Gang also successfully produces a movie that accurately depicts the 1970's of China. This time period is basically untouchable, because of how delicate the government was then, but this movie really does try to show how the living condition was back then. Feng Xiao Gang seemed to have found a way to make a movie about the 1970's in China without offending the government too much.

"Youth" is full of lovable nostalgia and relatable moments. This movie will absolutely tug at your heartstrings and make you look back and treasure the moments of your youth.


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