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One Second (2020)

Yi miao zhong (original title)
A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes a relationship with a homeless female vagabond.

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Geling Yan (novel), Yimou Zhang | 1 more credit »
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14 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Haijun Chang Haijun Chang
Wei Fan
Xiaochuan Li ... Chef
Yan Li Yan Li
Haocun Liu Haocun Liu
Yunlong Liu Yunlong Liu
Ziyue Tang Ziyue Tang
Ailei Yu Ailei Yu
Shaobo Zhang Shaobo Zhang
Yi Zhang
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A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes a relationship with a homeless female vagabond.

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Drama | History

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Was selected to be part of the main competition at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, but was subsequently withdrawn four days before its scheduled premiere. The official reason given by the festival was "post-production issues". See more »

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Warm small town (Chinese style) story set during the Cultural Revolution
29 November 2020 | by kmsmith-61353See all my reviews

After a long line of patriotic films, which won't resonate beyond China's borders, One Second was a very welcome film.

The film is about an escaped convict who wants to see his daughter in a newsreel, the reel of which becomes the focal point of the movie. Throughout the movie, the main protagonist chases an orphan girl who steals the newsreel featuring his daughter. At times absurb (reflecting the times and accompanying behavior), at others humourous, the movie is overall a warm, touching tale of how two complete strangers come together, filling a void in the other.

Zhang Yimou once again captures the beauty of the surrounding area, even if often nothing more than desert and a drab village. There wasn't a character out of place nor an actor who failed to deliver.

Highly recommend.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 November 2020 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,600,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Huanxi Media Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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