Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress (Subtitled) (DVD)

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Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress (Subtitled) (DVD)

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The story of two young men, Ma and Luo, from the city who, during the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s, are sent to a isolated mountain village to be ...

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“Beautifully understated”

published 13/08/2008

ProCharacterisation, cinematography, subtlety

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This Sino-French film breaks no particular new ground, is not strong on action or drama, and is unlikely to move you either to great joy, or to tears. Despite this, there is something innately satisfying about watching it, which defies casual analysis. The story centres on two young men, Ma and...

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The story of two young men, Ma and Luo, from the city who, during the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s, are sent to a isolated mountain village to be re-educated in Maoist teachings. They discover a cache of forbidden foreign books by writers such as Dumas and Flaubert and read them to the local seamstress, with whom they have fallen in love. Based on an international best-selling novel, this adaptation stars Zhou Xun (BEIJING BICYCLE) as the seamstress.

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