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Xiang ai xiang qin (2017)

A dying old lady reminisces about her happier moments. Her daughter, Hui Ying, decides to move her father's grave from his hometown to beside her mother's grave. However, his first wife, ... See full summary »

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Sylvia Chang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sylvia Chang ... Qiu Huiying
Zhuangzhuang Tian ... Yin Xiaoping
Yueting Lang ... Weiwei
Ning Song ... Da
Yanshu Wu Yanshu Wu ... Granny (as Estelle Wu)
Le Geng ... Lu Mingwei
Weiwei Tan ... Zhu Yin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Qin Ji Qin Ji ... Relative
Xiang Jia Xiang Jia ... Yue Zifu, Dead grandfather
Xuejian Li ... Man works in court
Rene Liu ... Mrs. Wang
Liyuan Wang Liyuan Wang ... Dying grandma
Yonggui Wang Yonggui Wang ... Old man
Zhiwen Wang ... Man works in Government Section
Jinan Zhang Jinan Zhang ... Village head
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A dying old lady reminisces about her happier moments. Her daughter, Hui Ying, decides to move her father's grave from his hometown to beside her mother's grave. However, his first wife, who has looked after the grave for years, doesn't approve, and their disagreement ends up becoming a problem for the whole town. Hui Yang's daughter, Weiwei, works at a broadcasting company. After showing a video clip of a scuffle between her mother and step-grandmother to her colleagues, it becomes local news, and much gossip ensues.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Education See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Flowers in Blossom
Composed by Kay Huang
Lyrics by Kwun-Fan Lam
Performed by Weiwei Tan
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A ruthless satire to the Chinese society
24 December 2017 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

The film "Love Education" is the most realistic, nuanced and thought-provoking film of the year 2017. The cinematography, production design and acting performances are so real and natural that you would feel the story truly happens. The editing is one of the best of all time, connecting the main plot and some subplots. The guest appearances of some big names, like Li Xuejian and Wang Zhiwen, are also quite interesting.

In terms of themes, the movie is a ruthless satire to the Chinese society. On the one hand, it criticizes the bureaucracy of the Chinese government. On the other hand, it exposes the bad aspect of the rate-driven television programs.

The nuanced performances of Sylvia Chang and Wu Yanshu are absolutely fantastic. The screenplay is also brilliant.


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