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Fang hua (2017)

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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Drama | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | DTS (DTS-X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The original release date in mainland China was September 29th, 2017. But the high authority suddenly withdrew this film because of some contents in the film were inappropriate despite the film already passed the censorship. The film had to be pulled out and more than 20 million yuan spent on the promotion were wasted. See more »

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A beautiful story that reminds you back in the day.
20 February 2018 | by awpawpSee all my reviews

Youth is not a good translate of "Fang Hua". In Chinese, Fang sometimes not only means "young", but also means the pleasant scent of new growing lawn and flowers, and it is the first mean of "fang". "Hua" means beautiful and blooming. In fact the character "hua" is interchangeable with the flower in ancient Chinese tradition, but "hua" gives more meaning in describing young ladies.

We see "youth" is certainly not able to cover the full meaning of the movie. The movie is not about war, love or the time of culture revolution and etc. It is about how "young beautiful flowers" grow and what they have become at particular time of China. The protagonists are a group of youth at their age around 15. They are the very pure flowers. The theme is about change of the those "pure flowers" life while the country is facing a huge change. The movie is to recall and cherish.


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