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Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) (1999)

Not One Less
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7.7 IMDB rating
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Minzhi Wei Minzhi Wei
Wei Minzhi
Huike Zhang Huike Zhang
Zhang Huike
Zhenda Tian Zhenda Tian
Village Chief
Enman Gao Enman Gao
Teacher Gao
Zhimei Sun Zhimei Sun
Sun Zhimei
Yuying Feng Yuying Feng
TV Receptionist
Fanfan Li Fanfan Li
TV Host
Yichang Zhang Yichang Zhang
Mr Zhang, instructor

Written by
Xiangsheng Shi Xiangsheng Shi


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Description: Zhang Yimou's (Raise the Red Lantern) tale of a plucky adolescent substitute teacher in a rural Chinese village, cast entirely with nonactors and shot on location, is an astute example of censorship politics. Taking on touchy issues with a veneer of can-do spirit and happy-ending fantasy, his film is at once rousing and eye-opening. Wei Minzhi is a stubborn young woman who takes a substitute teaching job in a tiny provincial town because they can't afford anyone else. When one troublemaking boy heads off to the city to help support his starving family, it's not a sense of responsibility that drives her rescue mission, it's money ... (more)
Release date: 30 October 1999
UPC: 043396052758
Tags: Chinese (4), China (4), 1999 (4), 1990s (4), Village (2), Dedication (2), Asia (2), Ignorance (2), Poor (2), Sort (1), *saipal (1), HQ (1), SnP (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Cross-Cultural (1), East Asia (1), School (1), Rural (1), Retro Asian (1), Wanted (1)
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