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Falling Flowers (2012)

Xiao Hong (original title)
Pregnant, abandoned and destitute, gifted writer Xiao Hung embarks on a daring literary career in the face of patriarchy, privation and war.

Director:

Jianqi Huo

Writers:

Xiaowei Su (screenplay), Fuhai Yi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jia Song ... Xiao Hong
Jue Huang Jue Huang ... Xiao Jun
Renjun Wang Renjun Wang ... Duanmu
Bo Zhang ... Luo Binji (as Jaco Zhang)
Chao Wu Chao Wu ... Mr. Wang
Yiling Li Yiling Li ... Sister Feng
Zian Mi Zian Mi ... Xu
Weimin Sun Weimin Sun ... Lu Xun
Tong Zhang Tong Zhang ... Xu Guangping
Fengxu Li Fengxu Li ... Landlord
Tongran Wang Tongran Wang ... Ni Dalu (as Teddy Wang)
Siyuan Lu Siyuan Lu ... Shu Qun
Weizhi Zhang Weizhi Zhang ... Xiao Hong's Father
Liping Yang Liping Yang ... Xiao Hong's Stepmother
Hanchen Li Hanchen Li ... Grandfather
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Pregnant, abandoned and destitute, gifted writer Xiao Hung embarks on a daring literary career in the face of patriarchy, privation and war.

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

20 June 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Falling Flowers See more »

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Did anyone actually LIKE this film?
1 July 2017 | by emuir-1See all my reviews

I love foreign films, especially as being hearing impaired I need the subtitles, so I looked for Chinese films on Netflix having enjoyed several, but this was the slowest and most boring film since I watched Elvira Madigan in a cinema in Sydney, Australia, while killing time to embark on a sea voyage to UK. I can only say that the scenery was nice; otherwise, the film was so depressing and just SLOW that I found myself fast forwarding to the end, which I never did reach as I gave up and went to bed.

Another problem I had, which may be due to my advancing years or possibly be that I am Caucasian, but with the exception of the main lead, I could not tell the Chinese actresses apart. The girl friend, student, sister, best friend, may have all been the same or different characters as they all had curly hair. I just could not tell. i am not saying that they should cast a blonde, redhead, brunette with curly hair and one with straight hair so that we can tell the difference, but there are ways to differentiate and this film did not do that. Different body shapes, different personalities can all set characters apart. Instead we got beautiful slender women with as much personality as shop window mannequins.

It may well be that I will give this film a try several years hence and thoroughly enjoy it. Who knows!


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