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Sheng huo xiu (2002)

The story of a beautiful, single woman who runs a restaurant in inland China, delving into her battle to understand the rapid changes affecting society around her.

Director:

Jianqi Huo

Writer:

Sibelle Hu
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9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Höng Tao Höng Tao ... Lai Shuang Yang
Zeru Tao Zeru Tao ... Zhuo Xiong Zhou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Eagle Eddie Eagle ... Narrator, DVD Trailer (voice)
Yueming Pan
Yang Yi Yang Yi
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The story of a beautiful, single woman who runs a restaurant in inland China, delving into her battle to understand the rapid changes affecting society around her.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Show See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Hong Tao: what an amazing actress!!
27 May 2003 | by Castor T-2See all my reviews

Finally a movie from Mainland China who's not afraid to show all the miseries of a society that is far away from being equal from an economic point of view. The contrast between the district in which the protagonist works and the richness of the business man who thinks money can buy everything could come from any capitalistic country, surely not from a supposedly communist one. But what really strikes in "Life Show" is the performance offered by Hong Tao in the role of the beautiful owner of a small restaurant doomed to be swept away by the affairs of some businessmen. Nevertheless, she remains an optimistic romantic, at least until one final unexpected blow. Worth viewing, even only for an actress that really deserves to be known abroad more than colleagues like Gong Li or Joan Chen, celebrated almost only for their look.


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