Friday, September 17, 2010
Movie: He ni zai yi qi
"Together" is the English title of this Chen Kaige movie. Liu Xiaochun is a 13 year old boy who is a brilliant violinist. But he is born in the Chinese countryside, thereby being without any connections necessary to be successful in this world. However, his (single) father travels with him to Beijing to get him a teacher who can make him successful.
These efforts turn into a beautiful movie on many level. Of course, his violin makes beautiful music and some of the Beijing scenes, for instance from the Forbidden City, are beautiful as well. But it's also a story of fatherhood and about a boy about to become a man.
I know I may be alone in this, but I think Peiqi Liu does a bad role as Xiaochun's father. For me, many scenes are destroyed by his almost parodic rural-guy-persona. I do see, however, that he has received several prizes for his effort in this movie, which may mean that I'm totally wrong in this...
Anyway - for me, this movie was anyway a nice way to spend an evening.
He ni zai yi qi (2002)
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