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Release Date: July 29, 2005Running Time: 111 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $665,260.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Period, Romance

Liu Ye
Wang Suang Bao
Chen Kun
Xun Zhou

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In the early 1970's during the later stages of China's "Cultural Revolution," two city-bred teenage best friends, Luo and Ma, are sent to a backward mountainous region for Maoist re-education. Sons of "reactionary intellectuals," the boys are required to perform arduous manual labor along with locals while under the supervision of the zealous village headman. Still they manage to find diversions. They save Ma's violin from destruction by claiming a Mozart lieder is actually a celebration of Chairman Mao. Because of their literacy, the headman sends them to a larger town to watch imported Albanian and North Korean communist melodramas, and then report back to the culture-starved locals. They ... Full Summary >>