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The Blue Kite (1993) (Lan feng zheng) (1994)

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Starring
Liping Lü Liping Lü
Chen Shujuan
Xuejian Li Xuejian Li
Li Guodong


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A good movie

2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 26 10:57
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seemed to have a decent reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I did struggle to really connect with this movie. I mean, it did give an interesting and really bleak view on the life in China back in the 50’s and 60’s. In fact, while watching the damned thing, I was wondering how the director got away... read more
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The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Release date: 2 February 1994
UPC: 738329022228
Tags: China (5), 1990s (2), Hong Kong (1), 1950s (1), Revolution (1), 1993 (1), 1960s (1), Asia (1), Wanted (1), *saipal (1), East Asia (1)
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" Notes: To be honest, I did struggle to really connect with this movie. I mean, it did give an interesting and really bleak view on the life in China back in the 50’s and 60’s. In fact, while watching the damned thing, I was wondering how the director got away with making something like this in China. Well, he didn’t. Indeed, during the production, they apparently smuggled the movie out to Japan and then released the movie worldwide. Anyway, basically, it deals with some average people, l"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 7 months ago

A good movie

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seemed to have a decent reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I did struggle to really connect with this movie. I mean, it did give an interesting and really bleak view on the life in China back in the 50’s and 60’s. In fact, while watching the damned thing, I was wondering how the director got away with making something like this in China. Well, he didn’t. Indeed, during the production, they apparently smuggled the movie out to Japan and then released the movie worldwide. Anyway, basically, it deals with some average people, living some average life and, apparently, they all went along fine in a rather peaceful community. However, following the drastic decisions of the Chinese Communist p” read more

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"The Blue Kite (simplified Chinese: 蓝风筝; traditional Chinese: 藍風箏; pinyin: Lán fēngzheng) is a 1993 drama film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. The Blue Kite serves as one of the quintessential examples of China's Fifth Generation filmmaking, and in particular reveals the impact the various political movements, including Anti-Rightist Movement and Cultural Revolution, had upon directors who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. "


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"2.4. The Blue Kiten tapauksessa tuntuu vähän typerältä nillittää siitä, että se on turhankin juonivetoinen eikä siinä tapahdu tarinankerronnallisesti mitään erityisen ihmeellistä. Ehkä sen takia ja muihin viidennen sukupolven (ja Zhuangzhuanginkin) elokuviin verrattuna se tuntui pieneltä pettymykseltä, vaikka se onkin noin muuten ihan perushyvä."


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