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ABOUT THE FILM

This 19-minute film from China depicts the emotional conflicts of the leader of a struggling Szechuan opera troupe. It masterfully depicts the universal theme of the fate of traditional arts when a country modernizes. In its brief span it presents a drama that everyone should see.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
China
Activities:
Filmography :
2004, A YOUNG MAN IN CHONGQING
2006, ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHONGQING
2007, FRESH PORK

13 people voted

Tocchi
2008-05-27 15:21:36

This is quite an impressive film. I majored in Chinese history and culture when I was a university student, so this one is very special for me. It succeeds in depicting Szechuan opera and Maoism and the Chinese people who lived in that era. It's an eye-opener. We could learn so much. One of the best!

sosune
2008-05-26 17:23:52

you can really learn a lot about the culture of the Szechuan region and feel the beautiful music from the heart. szechuan actually has a meaning to me now apart from the americanized chinese szechuan chicken dish!!

naomi
2008-05-20 09:29:23

全編通じてあったかい視線を感じられて大好きです。きちんと人間の体温が感じられる。暗い回想部分もあえて暗すぎないよう軽妙さを残してあって、バランスが絶妙。

さら
2008-05-19 23:15:48

Szechuan opera stage is so eye-catching. It is always sad to see traditional arts get obsolete as we modernize. Maoism is still a little shocking though I learned it when I was in school. But I like this film because of its lovely happy ending. Mr. Lee finally appeared on the stage of Ms. Wang's trope. Such a charming and unique and good quality film.

めい
2008-05-19 19:15:20

四川歌劇は迫力がありますね。「毛沢東選集」持ってます。エンドロールのクレジットが流れ始めても、見るのをやめずに、最後まで見続けると、結局は男性が舞台に立ってくれるというハッピーエンドが拝めます。ステキなトリックですね。個性豊かな映画で、私は好きです。

Hana
2008-05-19 12:05:26

伝統芸の人の状況がよくわkったが、最後にもっと続きがあってほしい。

debi
2008-05-19 11:07:18

麺だけに最後まで引っ張ったって感じでしょうか。凄い伸ばし具合です。文革と聞くと悲惨な印象がありますがこんな思い出が出てくるとは・・・。もう少しリーダーの奮闘ぶりが描かれていてもいいかなと少し思います。

はあと
2008-05-14 15:06:24

ほのぼのしたラストでほっとしました。
商業映画やテレビのドキュメンタリー番組などとは違った角度で中国が見えました。もっと近く感じられたような。四川省といえば地震があったばかりですね。映画に登場した舞台や部屋もいまは崩壊してしまっているのでは?と思うと辛いです。早く四川の人々がいつもの生活に戻れますように。

うめ
2008-05-14 00:00:30

This film depicts not only the fate of Szechuan opera troupe people but also Chinese long history. It succeeds in expressing Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng -Maoism- so vividly. Very good quality film.

Takasaski
2008-05-13 05:43:18

There was a big earthquake in Szechuan yesterday.
I watched this film, and had a rethink on the disaster, and Tibet problem.
I wish World Peace.