Spanning the time between the fall of imperialistic China and the infamous Gang of Four, director You Ge used an incredible cast of characters to symbolically represent the spirit of the Chinese people and the events that have shaped their collective consciousness. I'm still incredulized when I think about his careful direction, especially the scene in which the Red Army suddenly appears, running from the top of a hillside down to where the main character is watching in utter shock. I nearly used up an entire box of tissue because it is both tragic and desperately hopeful, but it was so well made and so epic. Films such as this one are why my standard of expectation from movies is so high.
>>By redcatdave (Monday, 27 Jan 2003 04:58)
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