Drama • 1994 • 2 hr 13 min
Although set in Mao's China, this movie is not only about Mao's China, it's about life, about what it means to be a human.
A film a bout an unlucky wealthy gambling man who loses everything in timing with Chairman Maos revolution. An OK movie.
Intimate, sad look at a family's journey through their country's revolution
This movie sticks with you forever.
Beautiful, tragic, and honest
the best one from director Zhang Yimou
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