The Blue Kite Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Blue Kite the Movie

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Fifteen years of political and cultural upheaval in China is shown through the eyes of young troublemaker Tietou, who certainly earns his nickname of "Iron Head" after his 1954 birth. Soon his father is sent to a labor reform camp and his mother remarries--only to be faced with more struggles as the years go by. The kite is Tietou's cherished toy, which keeps getting lost or destroyed but is always being rebuilt, offering one token of hope. Chinese with subtitles.

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Kino International, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503, New York, NY 10018, Phone: (212)629-6880, Toll-free: 800-562-3330, Fax: (212)714-0871, Email: contact@kino.com, URL: http://www.kino.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.
Originally from Chinese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Coming of Age, Family Ties, China, Period Piece: 1960s, Politics, Period Piece: 1950s
Screenplay
Xiao Mao
Cast
Lu Liping, Zhang Wenyao, Pu Quanxin
Cinematography
Yong Hou
Director
Tian Zhuangzhuang
Music
Yoshihide Otomo

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